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

Stories We Tell

May 17, 2013 / 0 Comments
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Writer/director Sarah Polley’s new documentary, Stories We Tell, is a very personal and engrossing movie, but it sure as hell isn’t easy to digest. Pointing the cameras straight at her family members, she asks them to tell the story of her late mother, leading them to the point where they all have to discuss the […]

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Star Trek Into Darkness

May 16, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at ReelFilmNews.com on May 16, 2013.) Director J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of the Star Trek franchise into a new alternate universe was met with resounding success – it was a critical darling, a fan favorite, and a box office smash. Why? We got to know the origins of characters that had, […]

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Venus and Serena

May 10, 2013 / 0 Comments
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As a tennis fan from childhood, I spent a lot of time with my father watching the Grand Slam tournaments on television and attending exhibition matches locally here in DC at Rock Creek Park. Every few years or so, a new powerhouse player would come into the scene; the era which I remember was famous […]

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Aroused

May 3, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at ReelFilmNews.com on May 3, 2013.) It goes one of two ways when looking at performers in the adult entertainment industry in America. On one hand, you’ve got the people who watch pornography or look the other way, allowing it to be just another facet of life; on the other, you […]

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

May 3, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on May 3, 2013.) My initial reaction to director Mira Nair’s adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist was one of spite and, truth be told, a little bit of anger. It’s very easy for an American to view this movie and be upset by it, […]

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Hava Nagila (The Movie)

April 26, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on April 26, 2013.) Let me guess: as soon as you saw this review heading, the switch flipped in your head and you started recalling the melody of “Hava Nagila,” right? Of course, you did! It’s one of those involuntary reflex actions our brain makes our body […]

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From Up On Poppy Hill

April 19, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on April 19, 2013.) Imagine, if you will, riding down the highway in your convertible on a gorgeous, traffic- and cloud-free Sunday. You’re enjoying yourself and taking note of the scenery and how beautiful it is when, suddenly, a foul smell permeates the air. The driving and […]

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Oblivion

April 18, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on April 18, 2013.) Science-fiction is a very broad genre these days. My wife once told me that traditional science-fiction can be boiled down to two specific premises: technology gone awry and social commentary. A lot of what passes for “sci-fi” films are really action movies, like […]

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Silver Circle

April 13, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on April 13, 2013.) When you view a movie that is unlike anything you’ve seen before, how should it be critiqued? Do you focus more on the film’s message, the script, the acting, or the techniques used? This is my dilemma with Silver Circle, a computer-animated film […]

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Tabu

April 5, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on April 5, 2013.) This review is dedicated to Roger Ebert, who passed away on April 4, 2013. Miguel Gomes’ Tabu is an odd bird of a movie, and I will be forming my opinion on it as I write, as I really don’t have one at […]

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