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

Best Actors of the 2010s – BTC Staff Survey

This week with the decade approaching its end we ask: Which actor (male or female) had the best decade (2010-2019) and why?

Review: IT Chapter 2

IT: Chapter Two reinforces the brilliance of its creator and the power of good storytelling

Avengers Disassemble: Spider-Man’s Streaming War | Cinema Cyborgs

On this episode of Cinema Cyborgs, we discuss the curious battle for Spider-Man's rights between Disney and Sony. Also, the streaming wars sees a new player in the mix with Disney + and finally we touch on The Irishman's reported lengthy runtime

Review: The Souvenir

Despite some issues with narrative cohesion, The Souvenir is a bold and deeply compelling story bolstered by great performances and solid filmmaking.

10 World War II Movies To Watch

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, here are 10 of the best films ever made that spotlight the biggest clash the world has ever known

The Mask Of Zorro | Cinema Cyborgs

In honor of Antonio Banderas' upcoming role in the acclaimed film Pain & Glory, We go back and look at one of his most prominent roles in The Mask Of Zorro.

Articles by this author

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 love besides that of two partners. But it is precisely the many types...

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.

Review: Stan & Ollie

Jon S. Baird’s heartfelt tribute to Laurel and Hardy delivers a most touching view of the extraordinary professional and personal relationship between these icons.