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

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

Visionaries: The Magic of Disney Lives On

In the 50 years since his death, Walt Disney's magic lives on.