Michael Vecchio

Michael Vecchio is a critic, essayist, musician and contributing writer for Before The Cyborgs A graduate of the University of Alberta, he is an avid follower of film, current events, history, and politics. When not at the movies, he is an active pianist and accompanist.

Recent articles

Review: Late Night

Late Night is a funny, endearing, and likable comedy of overcoming adversity led by two hilarious women

Review: Meeting Gorbachev

An engaged, thoughtful and occasionally biased look at the complex legacy of Mikhail Gorbachev and the Soviet Union.

Favorite Films of 2010 – BTC Staff Survey

The Before The Cyborgs team gathers to give their favorite films from the year 2010 in a look back at some of the best from the past decade

Review: Rocketman

A blend of wonderful imagination and genuine heart, send Rocketman soaring to musical heights.

Review: Aladdin (2019)

Without comparison, Guy Ritchie's Aladdin comes off as a stilted attempt at something greater, and with comparison, it is but an adaptation of inferior quality.

A Continued Remembrance of the Great Robin Williams

Reflecting on the passing of the late great Robin Williams, the legacy he continues to leave and the battle against mental health stigma

Articles by this author

In Appreciation Of: The Lasting Groundbreaking Influence of Star Wars

Examining the lasting legacy of Star Wars: A New Hope on the 40th Anniversary of its Release

Roger Moore Passes Away At 89

Roger Moore, The James Bond of The 70s and 80s has passed away at age 89.

Review: Genius Pilot offers an imperfect, yet captivating look at 20th century giant

Nat Geo's new series Genius shows strong promise in its pilot highlighting the life of the world's most famous genius

Jonathan Demme , Acclaimed Director Behind Silence Of The Lambs Dies At 73

Jonathan Demme, The Legendary Director Behind Oscar Winning Hits Such As Silence Of The Lambs and Philadelphia Has Passed Away At 73.

Review: Maudie is an Emotional Tour De Force

Maudie tells the tale of Canadian painter Maud Lewis in inspiring fashion anchored by an award-worthy performance from Sally Hawkins

Trailer Talk: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser

Breaking Down The Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer in all its glory.