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: Murder on the Orient Express Revives a Classic For A New Age

A retread of a classic story. Murder on the Orient Express is still a pleasant ride.

Epic Episodes: “Goodbyeee” (Blackadder Goes Forth)

Goodbyeee melds Blackadder's biting satire with very incisive bits on the meaning of war, the ineptitude of the commanders, and the colossal waste of life.

FILM 101: Introduction to Italian Cinema Part II

Italian Cinema is among the finest in the world. As great as it is though, the sheer amount of options can be overwhelming so here are 5 more films that will get you started on your journey into Italian Film

In Appreciation Of: F.W. Murnau – A Pioneer Of Horror Cinema

An early pioneer of the genre, F.W Murnau established the early foundation for Horror behind his seminal classic Nosferatu.

Visionaries: Wes Craven – A True Master Of Horror

From Nightmare on Elm Street to Scream, Wes Craven established himself as a true master of horror and a visionary through and through

A Disrespected Old Friend: The Decline Of Hand Drawn Animation

In recent years, we have seen the decline in traditional hand-drawn animation techniques but in doing so, are we witnessing the death of an art form?