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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Nobody (2021) – Movie Review

March 22, 2021 / 0 Comments
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There’s much to enjoy with Nobody, especially if you’re one of the millions who continually gobble up each chapter of the John Wick franchise. Count me in as a John Wick fan – after all, what’s not to love about a mob hitman having to go back to his trade after successfully getting out? Nobody […]

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Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) – Movie Review

March 4, 2021 / 0 Comments
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If we were to boil Kelly Marie Tran’s character Raya down to her bare essence, it would be this: You can’t lose what you don’t give away. After six years of running from monsters and enemies, she’s bitter and hard, the result of being bitten by betrayal and loss, especially at so young an age. […]

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Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) – Movie Review

February 11, 2021 / 0 Comments
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I haven’t published anything since Christmas Day 2020. During November and December, studios send critics all of their awards bait, whether on DVD or digital; my job is to go through all of it and see which one’s worthy of accolades, to separate the wheat from the chaff. Around this time, I’m hit with a […]

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Soul (2020) – Movie Review

December 25, 2020 / 0 Comments
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There’s a realness to Disney/Pixar’s Soul that rises above its animation, music, and script. It has a life, vibrancy, and urgency which recalls shades of Inside Out, a similar story where two beings must work together to find home, but Soul takes a different path. Here, writer Mike Jones and co-directors/writers Pete Docter and Kemp […]

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All My Life (2020) – Movie Review

December 3, 2020 / 0 Comments
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For a film dramatizing an emotionally-loaded real-life story, All My Life doesn’t manage to share these emotions with its audience and make them a part of it. Instead, we’re given a feel-good, greatest hits-style montage instead of a movie. It has the effect of holding one at arm’s length, as if to save them from […]

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18 to Party (2020) – Movie Review

December 2, 2020 / 0 Comments
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In 1993, Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused – a film focusing on the tumultuous final day of school in 1976 – showed audiences the chasm between personal struggles and teenage ennui being bridged by mischief, disappointment, love, enlightenment, and a blowout party. Most of the film centered on rising seniors and their want to carve […]

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Minor Premise (2020) – Movie Review

December 1, 2020 / 0 Comments
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Opening Friday, December 4 in theaters, virtual theaters, digital download, and On Demand. Every now and again, a movie comes along which hits you in a place that makes you feel like you haven’t lived up to your brain’s full potential. A movie that relishes in smarts without being too smart as to be inaccessible. It’s […]

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Getting to Know You (2020) – Movie Review

November 25, 2020 / 0 Comments
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The conceit of Getting to Know You is readily familiar, where strangers pretend to be spouses and genuine feelings get in the way of their playacting. However, writer/director Joan Carr-Wiggin admirably steers it away from the cliché and the used, guiding the film to better places where things don’t work out the way we want […]

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Dead Reckoning (2020) – Movie Review

November 13, 2020 / 1 Comment
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What the hell happened to Andrzej Bartkowiak, the legendary cinematographer behind Speed and films helmed by the likes of Sidney Lumet and Joel Schumacher, and director of guilty pleasures Romeo Must Die and Cradle 2 The Grave? His new film, Dead Reckoning, is an absolute dud, awash in superficial tension and a severe lack of […]

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Fatman (2020) – Movie Review

November 13, 2020 / 0 Comments
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Picture it: Santa Claus as a real, working-class man with his wife, elves, sleigh, and the mission to deliver toys to all the good children and coal to all the bad ones. And then picture a smarmy, overentitled turd of a kid who resorts to near murder when he doesn’t win Best in Show at […]

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