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Review: Le Weekend

There was an admirable cuteness to the characters that kept me gripped to the film most of the time.

Review: Le Weekend
As a 15 year old, it did come to my surprise when I was invited to see a press preview of ‘Le Week-End’ of which I had heard a lot of positive praise for. Although worried that boredom would overcome me within the 93 minute long film, I was rather intrigued and was willing to spend a few hours watching it.

The story focuses on unhappily-married-couple Meg (Lindsay Duncan) and Nick Burrows (Jim Broadbent) who take a short holiday to Paris on the anniversary of their honeymoon in an attempt to fix their problematic relationship.But, love isn’t exactly the only emotion between them. He’s devoted to their marriage enough to try overcoming any rejection and change his ways, albeit in vain, however Meg constantly feels dissatisfied, restless and poorly treated. As if it couldn’t get worse, Nick accuses Meg of having an affair and neither of them have a…
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Music

Review: Leeds Festival

A festival which mixes huge artists with smaller lesser known bands as well as an incredible atmosphere.

Leeds Fest 2013 was the weekend when the weather decided it had had enough of being nice and instead thought it would be funny to make teenagers cry. After arriving at Yellow camp (the best place to camp, ignore the haters) behind a man in a monkey suit smoking a pipe it was time to enjoy a weekend full of highs and no lows because it was awesome.

Despite what some of you might think, we are in fact separate people, with distinctly separate lives and so unfortunately did not spend the whole weekend together. What we do know is that Wednesday night was so good and the Yellow Camp DJ was a God on the decks.

Thursday was a day of resting but by 2pm it was back to the stages and the music – something which only ended when the sky thought it would play a…
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Theatre

Review: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

One of the most anticipated shows of the year is finally here!

Review: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
One of the most anticipated shows of the year is finally here... and that rhymes. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, the much loved story of rags to riches by Roald Dahl has undergone two major film adaptations and is now on stage! The show's book is written by David Greig and mostly stays true to the original story but has some slight alterations. For instance, Violet Beauregarde has now become a famous rap star which gives her character an even bigger personality.

Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) does a good job in turning the book into a musical. His creative ideas really make the show what it is and without him I doubt it would be as enjoyable as it is! Creative is a perfect word to describe the show because a lot of how the factory is shown is genius and I have never seen anything like it before!…
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