UR{BNE} Uninspired

The UR{BNE} Festival proved a considerable disappointment with little activity in the festival zone and few people in attendance during the day yesterday. It was particularly disheartening to see so few people on hand to catch a great set by Sahara Beck, who played for the best part of two hours in the Commissariat Store […]

New Web Address for Mr C

Mr C says has a brand new web address – MrCsays.com The updates to the site will also ensure that Mr C says is an ad-free zone and will remain that way. So, no more pesky ads at the bottom of posts or anywhere else on the site for that matter. Of course, I am […]

Education Update #1

Teachers, are you looking for ideas and information to help you in the classroom? Each week Mr C says will compile the latest articles and ideas from across the internet and compile them in one easy location. We should never stop learning but there is so much information available now that trawling though endless websites […]


More often than not, it is the simplest of stories that are the most interesting. Such is the case with Wadjda, the first film ever shot in Saudi Arabia that presents an engaging and thoroughly delightful tale of a young girl who wants to buy a bicycle. However, what seems a simple enough premise is […]

Venus in Fur

It is hard to dispute Roman Polanski’s status as one of the great directors of the last 40+ years. Having been responsible for the likes of Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown and the Academy Award-winning The Pianist amongst more than 20 feature film releases, it is unfortunate that the trials and tribulations of his personal life – […]

The Monuments Men

It is easy to dismiss The Monuments Men as nothing more than a vanity project for George Clooney. After all, in addition to taking on the lead role of Frank Stokes, Clooney also directed, produced and co-wrote the adapted screenplay (with Grant Heslov) based on real life characters and events. However, whilst the film very […]

ReMoved – A Short Film Worth Watching

This is a terrific short film that addresses a very serious and important issue. Furthermore, it is very well made and serves as an example of the power of filmmaking and the importance of short films as a source of information, education and entertainment.