Michael Vecchio

Michael Vecchio is a contributing writer for Before The Cyborgs. A graduate of the University of Alberta, he is a keen follower of events in the world of film, as well as politics and history. You can also hear him podcast about film and politics

Recent articles

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.

Review: Pet Sematary (2019)

Despite a few good ideas, the latest Pet Sematary adaptation starts mediocre and gets worse as it goes along.

Articles by this author

Review: Tolkien

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

Review: Dumbo (2019)

Visually delightful, but emotionally underwhelming, Dumbo remains a solid showcase of Tim Burton’s unique cinematic style.

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.

Review: Cold Pursuit

Cold Pursuit may not offer anything particularly new, but with Liam Neeson's reliable star power stands its ground as an entertaining vigilante movie.

In Appreciation Of: Brooklyn

Literature and films on love are often based on a couple's relationship, but seldom do they cover the different types of love besides that of two partners. But it is precisely the many types...

Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

An astounding technical achievement in film restoration, Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old is an emotionally superb embrace of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.