Leo Nikolaidis

Film Editor of Sounds and Colours, Art Journo for ByPlay, pusher of philosophy to children and practitioner of Philosophy as a Way of Life. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @NikoFirkin

Website: leoleoleol.blogspot.com

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REVIEW Villegas

By 17 April, 2013

While ostensibly a road movie, Villegas actually reaches its destination quite quickly and ends up dealing with the reunion of two cousins who have been living in Buenos Aires since they left their hometown. Despite being close in... Read Article

REVIEW The Man Next Door

By 12 April, 2013

Leonardo (Rafael Spregelburd) is a successful interior designer whose obsession for architecture threatens to ruin his perfectly refined existence when his neighbour, Víctor (Daniel Aráoz), decides to knock himself a new window in a wall overlooking Leonardo’s modernist... Read Article

REVIEW La Demora

By 03 March, 2013

Old age is an issue which will affect us all at some point. Most of us still have a fair bit of time to prepare for its onset. In the meantime however, we’ll have to come to terms... Read Article

REVIEW Pescador

By 18 February, 2013

“Do you want to die smelling like fish like these people?” Pescador makes no attempts to sidestep the well-trodden cliché which says that lives in South America are never far from the drug trade. Fortunately for those who... Read Article

Gordo, Calvo y Bajito

REVIEW Gordo, Calvo y Bajito

By 27 August, 2012

The overweight, follically-challenged and short-statured man of the title is Antonio Farfán (Álvaro Bayona). A worker in a notary office whose daily plod through life is rather unfulfilling. He is teased by his younger colleagues, ignored by women,... Read Article

La Playa DC

REVIEW La Playa DC

By 30 July, 2012

La Playa DC centres around a young person living in Bogotá, struggling to find a place for himself in the world amongst all the challenges which family life and a difficult economic situation can bring.

The Last Elvis (El Último Elvis)

REVIEW The Last Elvis (El Último Elvis)

By 27 July, 2012

This first feature film by Armando Bo is a story about an Argentinean Elvis obsessive living the dream, while simultaneously living the life of an estranged parent trying to reconnect with his daughter.

REVIEW ¡Vivan las Antipodas!

By 31 May, 2012

¡Vivan las Antipodas! is a documentary based around the existence of antipodes, or places on the Earth’s surface which diametrically oppose each other through the centre. This seems like something of a shaky premise on which to base... Read Article

The Last Summer of La Boyita

REVIEW The Last Summer of La Boyita

By 19 April, 2012

Julia Solomonoff‘s latest film is a sweet yet daring look at that awkward no man’s land between the end of childhood and the start of adolescence. The Boyita of the title is a campervan pod which also doubles... Read Article

The Mugger

REVIEW The Mugger

By 17 April, 2012

The Mugger (El Asaltante) is a story based on a real event which the director, Pablo Fendrik, read in a local newspaper. The assailant of the title was never caught, and likewise, in the film, we can only... Read Article

Chinese Take-Away

REVIEW Chinese Take-Away

By 15 April, 2012

Chinese Take-Away (Un Cuento Chino) claims to be a story based on real events but our credulity is quickly put to the test in an opening scene where a lovely looking engagement is interrupted by a plummeting ruminant.... Read Article