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

Review: Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns has its charms but cannot escape the shadow of the original.

Review: The Mule

Neither Clint Eastwood nor The Mule itself are the flashiest or most sophisticated effort you'll ever see but the familiarity of their approach lends itself to a satisfying result nonetheless

In Appreciation Of: Schindler’s List At 25

Revisiting Spielberg's harrowing Holocaust drama on its 25th Anniversary

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.