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

In Appreciation Of: Brooklyn

Literature and films on love are often based on a couple's relationship, but seldom do they cover the different types of...

In Appreciation Of: Marty (1955)

Whether you are spending Valentine's Day alone or with a partner. Marty (1955) is an under the radar film worth seeking out

In Appreciation Of: The Before Trilogy

Capturing love at all stages, Richard Linklater's Before Trilogy may be the most encompassing depiction of love ever put to film

Review: Close

Close does very little that stands out or makes it particularly memorable wasting a pair of decent performances from its leads

Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

An astounding technical achievement in film restoration, Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old is an emotionally superb embrace of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Superbowl Surprises – BTC Staff Survey

A year after the Super Bowl surprised us with Cloverfield: Paradox . We asked the team: What would we like to see for an encore this year?

Articles by this author

Review: At Eternity’s Gate

At Eternity's Gate walks a fine line between overdone collection of cliches and affecting tribute but thanks to Willem Dafoe's performance it leans more to the latter

Review: Creed II

Creed II relies heavily on the traditional Rocky formula to deliver a safe but ultimately satisfying entry into the franchise

Review: Green Book

More than a simple buddy movie, Green Book deftly juggles emotional thematic material with humor and heart.

Mickey Mouse At 90: The World’s Most Famous Mouse

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E. Celebrating the legacy of Mickey Mouse who turns 90.

The Movies, The Music & The Maestro – The Music Of Ennio Morricone

One of cinema's finest composers Ennio Morricone's career spans over 70 years and countless musical scores.

Review: Johnny English Strikes Again

Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of Johnny English. For fans, this will be a sequel with diminishing returns; for critics much more of the same