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

Review: HBO’s Andre The Giant Documentary

Highlighting his greatest triumphs and darkest moments, HBO's Andre The Giant documentary is a fitting tribute to a man larger than life

Reappraising The Passion Of The Christ

The highly controversial Mel Gibson film surrounding the death of Jesus Christ drew the ire of audiences upon release but is it time to reappraise the film for what it was able to do in spite of its faults?

Making The Case: Darkest Hour For Best Picture

Gary Oldman is the heavy favorite in the Best Actor category but Darkest Hour's chances at winning Best Picture are much less optimistic. Here is the case for why that should change.

Review: The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin is a comically absurd----and tragic---history tale

Review: Paddington 2 is a Heartwarming Tale Of One Special Bear

A movie suitable for all ages, Paddington 2 is a crowdpleaser that will melt even the iciest of hearts

Review: Phantom Thread is a Journey of Woven Beauty Bound By Intrigue and Opulence

Phantom Thread excels as a cinematic delight, delicately stitched together and held in place by master class filmmaking