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

Review: Us

Bigger and bolder, if slightly less refined, than his debut, Jordan Peele delivers another marvelous horror experience in his sophomore outing.

Review: Paddleton

Career-best performances from Ray Romano and Mark Duplass bolster Alex Lehmann's heartbreaking exploration of mortality and friendship.

Spielberg vs Streaming – BTC Staff Survey

The team gets in on the Spielberg vs Streaming debate and give their favorite films distributed by a streaming service

Review: Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel is a thrilling,cyberpunk adventure infused with empathy and understanding, that embraces its manga roots rather than run from them

Review: Fighting With My Family

Fighting with My Family lifts pro wrestling's veil of secrecy, in a heartfelt embrace of one star's personal journey.

No One Knows What It Is That Shortparis Is Resurrecting on Пасха (Easter)

It seems more and more that the cutting edge in contemporary music is anything that enters into a six wall mirror.

Articles by this author

Review: The Shape Of Water Is A Fantastical And Modern Fairy Tale

The Shape of Water delivers a timeless message accentuated by a master filmmaker at the height of his powers.

Review: Darkest Hour Illuminates a Political Giant

Darkest Hour illuminates the enduring legacy of Winston Churchill in a thrilling fashion

In Appreciation Of: Snow White and 80 years of Animated Magic

A mouse may be its most famous creation, but a princess and her seven protectors began the charge of a pop culture revolution for Disney

Review: The Last Jedi Has Its Flaws But is Captivating Nonetheless

This may not be the film you are looking for but it is still a fun outing in a galaxy far far away

In Appreciation Of: Irvin Kershner and Richard Marquand – Architects of the Original Star Wars Trilogy

After George Lucas brought Star Wars to life, two figures helped cement that legacy ensuring that Star Wars wasn't just a one hit wonder

A STAR WARS SYMPHONY: THE GREAT SECONDARY MUSIC OF A FAR AWAY GALAXY

You know Duel of The Fates, The Imperial March and can recognize the main theme from just a few notes but the music of Star Wars goes far deeper.