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.

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Spinster (2020) – Movie Review

August 6, 2020 / 0 Comments
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Plenty are the films about the comedy of errors that is parenthood and subsequent family life, but what about those whose paths and choices have taken them a different route? Where are the movies about the single folks who, either by choice or by circumstance, don’t get married or have children? If there are stories […]

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The Tent (2020) – Movie Review

July 27, 2020 / 0 Comments
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The way The Tent operates is in confusion until its final reveal. A recent parallel would be M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, a similar movie swiftly redefined in its post-closing title twist, but Split at least didn’t keep you in the dark about its aims or its subject matter. With The Tent, we’re kept on a […]

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Yes, God, Yes (2020) – Movie Review

July 23, 2020 / 0 Comments
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Yes, God, Yes felt like a revisit to high school. Rumors, budding sexuality, the intolerance concealed by a thin veil of gentility, and the judgment we cast on others to make us feel better about ourselves… yup. I grew up Catholic; Yes, God, Yes was like dropping in on a friend and then finding yourself […]

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Palm Springs (2020) – Movie Review

July 17, 2020 / 0 Comments
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Most of the fun of time loop films is watching their victims go through Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ five stages of grief – denial, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance. Almost every film like this shows alternately humorous and dramatic phases of a person coming to terms with their situation, and it’s usually limited to one person traversing […]

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Divos! (2020) – Movie Review

July 15, 2020 / 0 Comments
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I had a double-feature of Game of Death and Divos! in this specific order… and boy, I’m happy I watched Divos! second. This was exactly the antidote I needed for the ugliness of the preceding movie. Divos! is a punchy charmer and rejoices in petty awkwardness, manically (or maniacally?) driven by its hero and narrator Ricky. […]

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Game of Death (2020) – Movie Review

July 14, 2020 / 0 Comments
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One cinema positive of the COVID-19 pandemic is that lesser-known films have come to the public’s attention; some of these lesser-knowns should have stayed that way. Case in point: filmed in 2017, Game of Death – not to be confused with Bruce Lee’s final film, another showing of this particular film’s lack of originality and […]

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We Are Little Zombies (2020) – Movie Review

July 10, 2020 / 0 Comments
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Forget the title; We Are Little Zombies (Japanese title: Wî â Ritoru Zonbîzu) is not a horror movie… at least in the conventional sense. Those expecting sloppy gore effects and masticating brains would do well to find their joy somewhere else, but for your sake, don’t turn that dial just yet. There’s more to this […]

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Relic (2020) – Movie Review

July 9, 2020 / 0 Comments
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I’m not quite sure what I was expecting from Relic, but I definitely didn’t expect to see an exceptionally powerful, humanity-driven horror story… and yet, here we are, lured in by the promise of a good, spooky possession story. But what director/co-writer Natalie Erika James takes our expectations and the normal trappings of a haunted […]

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Gunaxin Reviews: a half-year roundup

July 7, 2020 / 0 Comments
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Welcome to July 2020. Around the world, we are combating the COVID-19 pandemic – which, of course, has obviously negated the chance for big tentpole flicks. Of late, all of my reviews on this site have been VOD releases – some terrific and absolutely worth watching (Driven), some falling short of the mark (Darkness Falls). […]

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Browse (2020) – Movie Review

July 7, 2020 / 0 Comments
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Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you. — Joseph Heller, Catch-22 Paranoia, they destroy ya. — The Kinks, “Destroyer” These two phrases leap out when viewing Browse, a film rooted in how much technology has a stranglehold on us. We rely on a vast array of microchips, motherboards, audio/visual interfaces, and a […]

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