Eddie Pasa

Eddie is a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) and the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS). Since starting in 2010 at The Rogers Revue, Eddie has written for Reel Film News (now defunct), co-founded DC Filmdom, and writes occasionally for Gunaxin. When not reviewing movies, he's spending time with his wife and children, repeat-viewing favorites on Blu-Ray, working for rebranding agency Mekanic, or playing acoustic shows and DJing across the DC/MD/VA area. Special thanks go to Jenn Carlson, Moira and Ari Pasa, Viki Nova at City Dock Digital in Annapolis, Mike Parsons, Philip Van Der Vossen, and Dean Rogers.

Posts by Eddie Pasa

Admission

March 22, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on March 22, 2013.) What do you do when you’re watching a movie that doesn’t really challenge you, offend you, or do anything to provoke any kind of visceral response, yet manages to be sweet? This is the debate I’m having as I recount my thoughts about […]

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War Witch

March 22, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on March 22, 2013.) Canada’s entry into the 2012 Oscar race, War Witch, is a stunning and frightening film. It’s frightening to me because in my world, when I see children in movies, they’re usually going on a treasure hunt, trying to rescue a Babe Ruth-signed ball […]

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Pink’s “The Truth About Love” Tour – Verizon Center, Washington, DC

March 19, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on March 19, 2013.) In the music industry these days, it seems that there are two types of pop stars: the flash-in-the-pan types that don’t last more than one song, and then there are the timeless artists that have grown out of their niche with each successive […]

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Stoker

March 15, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on March 15, 2013.) Director Park Chan-Wook has never been one to shy away from the darker side of the human psyche, as his cinematic output in his native Korea so readily shows. The most-known of his films to Western audiences, Oldboy, was based on a Japanese […]

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Harvest of Empire

March 15, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on March 15, 2013.) I have just finished watching Harvest of Empire; the final credits are rolling up the screen and I’m sitting here in stunned silence. The American news really makes a big deal about our immigration problems here, yet a lot of our pundits and […]

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Oz the Great and Powerful

March 8, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on March 8, 2013.) Few have dared to touch the legend set up by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s 1939 smash hit, The Wizard of Oz. With groundbreaking special effects and music recognizable the world over, it’s hard to even approach without somehow looking stupid for having done so. Walter Murch […]

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Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey

March 8, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on March 8, 2013.) In 1996, heavy metal band Judas Priest hired Tim “Ripper” Owens to be their lead singer, after former singer Rob Halford quit. This was dramatized in 2001’s Rock Star, directed by Stephen Herek, with the tagline stating it was “A story about a […]

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Same-Sex Kissing In Film: an essay

March 1, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This article was originally published at Reel Film News on March 1, 2013.) Kissing in film. We see it done in almost every movie, from Disney animated movies, to kid’s fare (The Sandlot, The Goonies), even in male-dominated movies like Reservoir Dogs, even if it’s just chaste or on the cheek. We barely think twice […]

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21 and Over

February 28, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on February 28, 2013.) Going into a movie like 21 and Over, which has been hyped as being from the writers of The Hangover, it’s obvious that you’re not going in to see a substance abuse movie like Leaving Las Vegas or Permanent Midnight. You’re there to […]

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Sound City

February 15, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on February 15, 2013.) There’s a lot to like about Dave Grohl. Drummer and musician extraordinaire, he seems to embody music to me; he knows just what to play and when to play it, be it on the drums or as a guitarist or otherwise. You know […]

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