Michael Vecchio

Michael Vecchio is a contributing writer for Before The Cyborgs. A graduate of the University of Alberta, he is a keen follower of events in the world of film, as well as politics and history. You can also hear him podcast about film and politics

Recent articles

Nippon Double Trifecta: Six Exciting Acts From Japan!

Every third article is a triple feature. With Japan, I hit the 2x multiplier! Here's 6 incredible acts from the archipelago.

Review: Pet Sematary (2019)

Despite a few good ideas, the latest Pet Sematary adaptation starts mediocre and gets worse as it goes along.

Review: Shazam

Shazam reminds us of what it means to be a superhero in one of the best movies the genre has seen to date

Review: Dumbo (2019)

Visually delightful, but emotionally underwhelming, Dumbo remains a solid showcase of Tim Burton’s unique cinematic style.

Review: Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell offers up nothing especially extravagant but gets by on the warmth and relatability Julianne Moore brings to the title role

Review: Us

Bigger and bolder, if slightly less refined, than his debut, Jordan Peele delivers another marvelous horror experience in his sophomore outing.

Articles by this author

Love Like The Movies: Cinema Paradiso is an Astounding Love Letter to Film

Giuseppe Tornatore crafted one of the all-time great love letters to film, with Cinema Paradiso If you love the movies, then you will love this film.

Love Like The Movies: Il Postino (1994)

"Poetry doesn't belong to those who write it; it belongs to those who need it." Il Postino is poetry in motion, An excellent example of Italian filmmaking

Visionaries: John Williams – The Maestro Behind The Movies

As John Williams celebrates his birthday, we look back on his illustrious career composing some of the greatest scores in movie history.

Love Like The Movies: Casablanca (1942)

It’s been called the quintessential Hollywood love story and now 75 years later it still remains better than ever. Like a fine wine, Casablanca is the type of film that only gets better with age.

The Founder Review: A Compelling Tale of Opportunity and Greed

The Founder is a fascinating and entertaining film that has given a rare spotlight on the history of one of the most enduring symbols of modern Americana

Top 10 Movies Of 2016 (Michael’s List)

Michael Gives His List for the Ten Best movies Of 2016