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: Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018) succeeds not because it has created something new, but rather because it has resuscitated the DNA of any good slasher flick.

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.