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La Llorona, Guatemalan movie, Jayro Bustamente
La Llorona (Film review)
Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

The title translates as ‘weeping woman’ which may well be a metaphor for a weeping nation in Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante’s haunting political drama which captures the trial of an ageing General Enrique Monteverde (Julio Diaz) accused of genocide. There are parallels with Guatemalan dictator José Efraín Rios Montt, who went from general to absolute […]

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Boxing

  • Pop Up Boxing at Selfridges
    Posted in: Highlights, Places, Sports & Fitness

    SELFRIDGES has teamed up with BXR London, which describes itself as the world’s first high end boxing gym, to organise an in-store boxing residency throughout February. BXR is the gym where Anthony Joshua trains and he’s also on the membership committee responsible for rubber-stamping this boxing pop up. This Lamyland residency is the brainchild of […]

  • The Duce’s Boxer (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    On June 14th The Italian Cultural Institute in Belgravia hosted a screening of this documentary about a little known black Italian boxer called Leone Jacovacci who lived for a while in London, adopting the English name John Douglas Walker while he pursued his fighting career. He actually first started to box in the British Army […]