Nate Lam

Editor-in-chief of Before The Cyborgs. Part-time filmmaker and occasional short story author. One day he hopes to be as cool as Bill Murray.

Recent articles

In Appreciation Of: The Lion King (1994)

Reflecting on the legacy of The Lion King (1994) as a masterpiece in animation whilst pondering the status of live-action remakes in the modern era

Review: Midsommar

Ari Aster's sophomore feature Midsommar is formally strong but lacks the narrative / thematic punch to sustain itself over its extended runtime

In Appreciation Of: The Blair Witch Project At 20

A genius marketing ploy put the Blair Witch Project on the map but its revolutionary approach made it a genre classic

Review: Child’s Play (2019)

Not quite a remake yet not a completely original concept, Child's Play (2019) finds itself stuck between nostalgia and new

Review: Ophelia

Despite a fantastic performance by Daisy Ridley and some solid filmmaking, Ophelia drowns in a sea of plot conveniences and lazy writing.

In Appreciation Of: Spider-Man’s Rogues Gallery Through the Spider-Verse

Journey through the Spider-verse as we reflect on the Spider-Man’s Rogues Gallery and their appearances throughout film, comics, and pop culture

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Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

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

Winners & Losers: Oscar Nominations 2019

Oscar Nominations are out. Here are your winners & losers in 2019

[EIFF Review] – The Guilty

The Guilty makes the most of its minimalist design relying on stellar sound / production design to deliver a tense thriller

[EIFF Review] – Clara

Clara embarks on a journey of enlightenment in the deep recesses of outer space.

News & Notes Round-Up: September 17th

The Predator wins the box office, Patrick Stewart is in the new Charlie's Angels, Mary Poppins Returns and Batman gets a new dad.
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[Trailer] Watch The Trailer For Early Awards Contender “The Favourite” Starring Emma Stone

"As it turns out, I am capable of much unpleasantness"