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: 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.