When I started Bitter Balcony I had two goals in mind:
1. Give John a platform to do his journalism in a proper platform.
2. Start a conversation.
I succeeded on the first goal, but mostly failed on the second point, which I wasn’t very happy about. When I review a film I try to make points that are accurate to my personal perspective on the film. I also use my knowledge of filmmaking to point out obvious and some not-so-obvious flaws in the particular film. I have always been open to, and hoped for, differences of opinions to be pointed out for discussion. This happened a few times and those few times were great. However, those few times were few. Despite not starting a conversation there were other unexpected side benefits that I was able to use to my advantage from Bitter Balcony.
As you may have noticed our podcast is down. We are currently in the process of rebranding. We were very proud of our 2000+ listens on 4 episodes and plan on returning with a new format, new look (actual look) and expanded content.
In the meantime, you can still hear our podcast on our youtube channel:
Bitter Balcony Youtube Channel
All four episodes are up and ready to listen.
In our second episode Bitter Balcony's John Rojas and JAS will discuss their personal film history spanning from childhood dream to adult passion. From Tarantino's inspiration to the digital revolution, we've been witness to how our favorite medium has evolved. We'll also discuss recent news like the passing of Elizabeth Peña.
Once again pardon our dust as we figure out our technical issues. This podcast is recorded over a distance 3,000 miles. John Rojas lives in Florida and JAS in Seattle, so pardon us while we work out the kinks.
Bitter Balcony is dipping it's big toe in the cool waters of podcasting. In our first episode our own John Rojas and JAS discuss the Terminator franchise, including "Sarah Connor Chronicles" and the upcoming "Terminator: Genisys"
Have a listen and send us feedback, requests or anything else you'd like to share.
I guess we don't have to review this now that this comprehensive list of many of the dumb scenes in "Lucy". The film being Luc Besson's attempt at being an intellectual that's making a intellectual yet sexy film, but failing miserably at it.