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

BTC Staff Survey: 2018 Retrospective / 2019 Preview

With 2018 now behind us, we asked our staff: What was the most underrated movie of 2018? What was your favorite performance of 2018? and finally What is your most anticipated movie of 2019?

Before The Cyborgs Contributors’ Top 10 films of 2018

Our Contributors give their personal top 10 movies of 2018 lists and explain what the year meant to them

Review: Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns has its charms but cannot escape the shadow of the original.

The 40 Best Movies of 2018

Our picks for the 40 best movies of 2018.

Review: The Mule

Neither Clint Eastwood nor The Mule itself are the flashiest or most sophisticated effort you'll ever see but the familiarity of their approach lends itself to a satisfying result nonetheless

In Appreciation Of: Schindler’s List At 25

Revisiting Spielberg's harrowing Holocaust drama on its 25th Anniversary

Articles by this author

Review: Eighth Grade

with its genuine portrayals of adolescent behavior. eighth grade stakes its claim as a defining coming of age film for today's youth 

Review: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? celebrates the legacy of a man whose message remains essential today as it was then

Review: First Reformed

First Reformed is an atmospheric slow burn that sees Ethan Hawke deliver a career-best performance.

Review: Deadpool 2

Deadpool returns for a sequel but the results are more disappointing than thrilling.

Review: Tully

Tully is a reminder that life is difficult and sometimes we all need a helping hand but ultimately the only person who can fix you is yourself

Review: A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place is a unique take on a horror premise from a promising voice, while still remaining familiar, in ways that most general audiences will appreciate, but still leaves a little to be desired.