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The 250, Episode #11 – Ran (#137)

Man is born crying. When he has cried enough, he listens to this podcast.

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. New episodes are released every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them.

This time, Akira Kurusawa’s Ran.

Loosely inspired by King Lear, Akira Kurusawa’s epic saga charts betrayal and disorder in feudal Japan. When an ageing warlord surrenders his lands to his children, he has no idea of the destruction that he will unleash upon his family.

At time of recording, it was ranked the 137th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

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The 250, Episode #10 – Gone Girl (#179)

You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s…

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. New episodes are released every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them.

This time, David Fincher’s Gone Girl.

On their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne is shocked to discover that his wife Amy has disappeared. As local law enforcement begin their investigation, all clues seem to point towards Nick. But all is not as it appears to be.

At time of recording, it was ranked the 179th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

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The 250, This Just In, Episode #9 – Get Out (#227)

With host Andrew Quinn taking the week off, Darren Mooney is joined by special guest Grace Duffy for This Just In, a subset of the fortnightly The 250 podcast looking at notable new arrivals on the list of the 250 best movies of all-time as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users.

This time, Jordan Peele’s Get Out.

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The 250, St. Patrick’s Day Special #1 – Song of the Sea (#248)

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users.

This time, a St. Patrick’s Day treat. Tomm Moore’s Song of the Sea.

An adventure home through Ireland’s mythical dreamscape, Song of the Sea follows siblings Ben and Saoirse as they journey back home to the family lighthouse off the coast of Donegal. Along the way, they encounter mythic tricksters and sinister forces, while also uncovering long-buried family secrets that chip away at everything Ben thought that he knew.

At time of recording, it was ranked the 248th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

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The 250, This Just In, Episode #8 – Logan (#37)

This is what podcasting looks like. You should take a moment. Really feel it.

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney and this week with special guest John Hanney, This Just In is a subset of the fortnightly The 250 podcast, looking at notable new arrivals on the list of the 250 best movies of all-time, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users.

This time, James Mangold’s Logan.

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The 250, This Just In, Episode #7 – John Wick: Chapter 2 (#243)

People keep asking us if we’re going to be covering John Wick. I’m thinking, yeah, we’re going to be covering John Wick.

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney and this week with special guest Graham Day, This Just In is a subset of the fortnightly The 250 podcast, looking at notable new arrivals on the list of the 250 best movies of all-time, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users.

This time, Chad Stahelski’s John Wick: Chapter 2.

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The 250, Episode #9 – Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows) (#198)

Angel faces hell-bent for violence…

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney and this week with special guest Phil Bagnell, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. New episodes are released every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them.

This time, François Truffaut’s Les Quatre Cents Coups.

The feature-length début of François Truffaut is credited as one of the defining films of the French new wave. Young student Antoine Doinel finds himself on the cusp of his teenage years, balancing a fragile home life with the demands of his education in Paris during the late fifties.

At time of recording, it was ranked the 198th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

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