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

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

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.