Mike Pisacano

Mike is a contributing writer for Before the Cyborgs. A journalism graduate from SUNY Purchase, he has a passion for watching films and writing criticism. Follow him on Letterboxd (mike_pisacano) where you can keep track of his film watching habits

Recent articles

Best Actors of the 2010s – BTC Staff Survey

This week with the decade approaching its end we ask: Which actor (male or female) had the best decade (2010-2019) and why?

Review: IT Chapter 2

IT: Chapter Two reinforces the brilliance of its creator and the power of good storytelling

Avengers Disassemble: Spider-Man’s Streaming War | Cinema Cyborgs

On this episode of Cinema Cyborgs, we discuss the curious battle for Spider-Man's rights between Disney and Sony. Also, the streaming wars sees a new player in the mix with Disney + and finally we touch on The Irishman's reported lengthy runtime

Review: The Souvenir

Despite some issues with narrative cohesion, The Souvenir is a bold and deeply compelling story bolstered by great performances and solid filmmaking.

10 World War II Movies To Watch

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, here are 10 of the best films ever made that spotlight the biggest clash the world has ever known

The Mask Of Zorro | Cinema Cyborgs

In honor of Antonio Banderas' upcoming role in the acclaimed film Pain & Glory, We go back and look at one of his most prominent roles in The Mask Of Zorro.

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[Tribeca Review]: Luce

Luce brings up a more layered and complex view on race than typical Hollywood movies including certain Best Picture winners in recent history, are willing to tackle.

[Tribeca Review]: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Extremely Wicked...suggests a different perspective on the Bundy story but fails to deliver on such promises instead presenting a misguided sympathetic view of the notorious serial killer