Enough is Enough: Leicester’s Demonstration Against the Cost of Living Crisis

“A real pay rise, slash energy bills, end food poverty, decent homes for all and tax the rich.” 

You’d be forgiven for thinking that isn’t too much to ask, especially considering the UK has one of the richest economies in the world. 

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Democracy is worth more than a lollipop 

Students take for granted that they are given a real influence within the university through SU Executive Elections. The standard practice of offering sweets instead of actual reasons to vote confirms student elections as the exercise in futility people my age believe democracy to be.

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Varsity 2022: American Football – Longhorns extend winning streak to a decade

In a tight contest at Beaumont Park on Sunday, the Leicester Longhorns defence put on an inspiring display, claiming 5 turnovers and restricting the DMU Lions to 6 points on their way to a tenth successive Varsity win.

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REVIEW: The Batman

After Ben Affleck stepped aside both in front and behind the camera, director Matt Reeves was left with the great challenge of completely rebooting Batman for the third time in twenty years. He’s opted for a darker and more realistic interpretation – in line with his work on the new Planet of the Apes films.

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REVIEW: Scream (2022)

The ‘legacy sequel’ – the new studio toy that hinges on cashing in on the old. Last year we had a sequel to the reboot of Halloween, the second attempt at rebooting Ghostbusters in five years, and even a return to The Matrix. The key is introducing a set of new characters that are intrinsically linked and probably very similar to the originals in some way, with those original characters key to the plot themselves – a plot that will create a façade of freshness without ever straying too far from the comforting formula. It’s an unoriginal and cynical trend, but it’s a trend that will reliably produce superficial but inarguable enjoyment: look at the plot of Spider-Man: No Way Home – Marvel knew exactly what they were doing and look at how successful they’ve been.

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REVIEW: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home has just recorded the second-largest opening weekend at the US box office of all time (behind only Avengers: Endgame). Within just eight days of release, it’s not only become the highest grossing Spider-Man film, but also Sony’s highest grossing film ever – in the midst of a pandemic.

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DHM Spotlight: “I have a fear of being ‘too much’”

Sophie is a first-year student at the university, who bravely opens up about her experience with her mental health.

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The Last Duel and House of Gucci: Ridley Scott’s 2021

In a world of studio-filmmaking almost exclusively compiled of re-makes and an endless parade of superheroes and franchises, there’s something refreshing about The Last Duel and House of Gucci.

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DHM Spotlight: “All of my conditions are interlinked with one another”

Iona, a postgraduate student in her fourth year at Leicester, opens up about her experiences with multiple conditions, including learning difficulties and mental health issues.

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What the Flux? A Review of Doctor Who’s Highly Advertised Return

This Halloween, Doctor Who returned to our screens with its new series, simply titled ‘Flux’. The ambitious return introduced fans and casual viewers alike to new, as well as familiar faces – such as Weeping Angels and Sontarans. However, this author poses the question, how predictable will it be?

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REVIEW: Promising Young Woman

Female manipulator narratives have been a frequently visited theme within film for decades, from Kill Bill to Gone Girl and Fatal Attraction. We love to see a woman take power and set things right in the world, and Promising Young Woman will undoubtedly become the next classic within this genre.

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