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

[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.

In Appreciation Of: The Phantom Menace at 20

Two friends look back at the beginning of the new generation of Star Wars films and its inaugural entry.

Review: Tolkien

Tolkien offers a superficial look at the inspirations and talents of the great author.

[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

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Ranked From Worst To Best

With the Endgame now upon us we rank all of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from worst to best.

Nippon Double Trifecta: Six Exciting Acts From Japan!

Every third article is a triple feature. With Japan, I hit the 2x multiplier! Here's 6 incredible acts from the archipelago.

Articles by this author

Review: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse is a loving tribute to the superhero's history and the many forms it has taken since its debut.

Review: The Girl In The Spider’s Web

The Girl in the Spider's Web attempts to resurrect the series on the silver screen but fails to match the same level of craftsmanship as its predecessors

In Appreciation Of: Let The Right One In / Let Me In

Let The Right One In and its American remake Let Me In bring a different kind of vampire to the screen.

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.