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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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sweet shops

  • London Sweet Shops of Yesteryear Here Today
    Posted in: Features, Photos, Places

    THIS THROWBACK sweet shop in Spitalfields celebrates the confectionery sellers of yesteryear where you could pop in with your loose change and buy quarters of rhubarb and custard sweets, bon bons, gobstoppers, mints or menthol candy –  and it exists today. And all the shelves are taken up by jars of this candy and nothing […]