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: Fahrenheit 11/9

Michael Moore's latest documentary shines a spotlight on the dark side of America

Review: A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor is good escapist cinema which, while not groundbreaking, succeeds on the back of its leading stars

Review: The Children Act

Emma Thompson shines but The Children Act struggles to fulfill the potential that its premise entails.

Review: Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is a lighthearted fun musical and with everything happening in the world right now, it is exactly what we need.

In Appreciation Of: The Mask Of Zorro

In the years since its release The Mask of Zorro seems to have been overlooked in assessments of great summer movies; yet in revisiting it, this movie is a modern classic and a fine example of good escapist cinema

In Appreciation Of: Mulan (1998)

Setting the blueprint for the modern Disney heroine, Mulan is a landmark achievement in animation