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: Pacific Rim: Uprising

Pacific Rim: Uprising Dilutes the Imagination of Guillermo Del Toro’s Original into a bland forgettable blockbuster

Making The Case: Lady Bird For Best Picture

Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird is a long shot for Best Picture come Oscar night but should it be? We make the case for Lady Bird to win Best Picture.

Review: Early Man is Another Hilarious, Charming Outing From Aardman Animation

Aardman Animation delivers another standout stop-motion picture that will surely fly under the radar but should not escape yours

Review: Cloverfield Paradox Lacks The Ambition Its Marketing Possesses

Netflix’s Surprise Post-Superbowl Release, The Cloverfield Paradox, Doesn’t Even Live Up to its Three Hours of Hype

Review: “The Road Movie” Is A Morbid Drive Through the Chaotic Streets of Russia

A clever inversion of traditional documentary filmmaking, The Road Movie is a one of a kind viewing experience.

Review: The Greatest Showman Is A Fun But Empty Musical Spectacle

The Greatest Showman will leave you rolling your eyes more often than tapping your feet.