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

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.

Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody fails to rise above its cliches and subpar filmmaking technique despite a standout performance from Rami Malek

Articles by this author

Review: Suspiria (2018)

The prospects of remaking a beloved film classic, particularly within the horror genre, are almost always dismissed with unanimous scorn and vitriol. When horror succeeds, it’s usually off of the basis of a core...

Review: Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy is an affecting drama about the hardships of substance abuse even though its execution falters into emotionally manipulative territory.

Indie Spotlight: Who’s Watching Oliver?

Who's Watching Oliver? fails to capture the indie horror charm of other contemporaries.

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.