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

Reappraising Romero (1989)

Romero is not flashy or particularly bold in its execution, but like its titular character, it is filled with heart and a passionate plea to end all conflict.

Review: A Star Is Born (2018)

A Star is Born (again) as Lady Gaga steals the show in Bradley Cooper's directorial debut.

[EIFF Review]: Dogman

Once again returning to the darker side of Italian society, Matteo Garrone's Dogman is another gripping and striking entry in his audacious filmography.

[EIFF Review]: Maria By Callas

Maria By Callas highlights one of opera's titans. For newcomers providing a solid introduction, for connoisseurs - a reminder - of the great Maria Callas

[EIFF Review]: Colette

Colette successfully creates an illuminating look at the mores of the past and the struggle for an equal chance in life.

Review: Fahrenheit 11/9

Michael Moore's latest documentary shines a spotlight on the dark side of America