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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Knock at the Cabin : Movie Review

February 1, 2023 / 0 Comments
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M Night Shyamalan has always been a terrific storyteller. Regardless of repeating his “big twist ending” one too many times or if he’s gone off the deep end with self-indulgence, good stories are always there at the start. It’s how he polishes and finishes them in his own particular way that either sells the film […]

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Sundance Review: RYE LANE

January 26, 2023 / 0 Comments
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There’s something electric about a movie featuring two strangers meeting and spending the day in each other’s company. Somehow, this happens to patently uncool 20-somethings; from Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise to Harold Jackson III’s Last Night, the awkwardness of the situation is further exacerbated by how different the pair’s lives are. Maybe one of them […]

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Alice, Darling (2023) – Movie Review

January 19, 2023 / 0 Comments
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Alice, Darling is a snapshot of a woman in hell. Completely lost and drained of life, it takes two women to bring her back to the land of the living, and even their combined efforts still might not be able to break through. We’re put right in the titular Alice’s (Anna Kendrick) physical and mental […]

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Legions (2023) – Movie Review

January 19, 2023 / 0 Comments
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Calling itself “an unabashed love letter to Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD series,” Fabián Forte’s Legions (original Spanish title: Legiones) is content to take a completely different approach altogether to the fight against the undead: playing it absolutely straight. That’s not to say there’s no physical comedy or gore in the film; on the contrary, there […]

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The Old Way (2023) – Movie Review

January 12, 2023 / 2 Comments
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Sometimes, you go into movies with some sense of what to expect. But when a film’s tone runs a wide gamut from straightforward western to comedy to drama to social commentary, aided by a score pitched just as mightily – such as The Old Way does – the viewing experience is a bit head-scratching. Director […]

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Kitchen Brigade (2023) – Movie Review

January 11, 2023 / 0 Comments
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Much like any “stranger in a strange land” film, Kitchen Brigade (original French title: La Brigade) mines its comedy and tension from two disparate factions having to learn about each other. There’s the initial standoff, followed by a gradual armistice which leads to understanding and cooperation. And, of course, who can forget the happy-happy endings […]

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M3GAN (2023) – Movie Review

January 5, 2023 / 0 Comments
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When the trailer for M3GAN smashed onto the internet in October 2022, it was an immediate hit. A story about a life-size AI doll charged with protecting an orphaned child from anything, including other kids? And it also danced? There was nothing that social media didn’t love about it, turning shot sequences from the trailer […]

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Glass Onion (2022) – Movie Review

November 23, 2022 / 0 Comments
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The panache and glamour of both detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) and the high-profile mysteries in which he is embroiled have a gravitational pull like few others. It’s the fulfillment of the promise of a goofy time amongst people who purport to be close friends or family, winding up quite opposite that as the plot […]

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The Menu (2022) – Movie Review

November 17, 2022 / 0 Comments
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When the lights go down in a movie theater, imagine the kind of people sitting in front of the screen, awaiting the untold treasures that a group of creators have put together for them to view. Or it could be walking into an art installation, the creator hoping like hell the people walking in front […]

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Something in the Dirt (2022) – Movie Review

November 3, 2022 / 0 Comments
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Conceived and filmed during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Something in the Dirt finds them at their most intimate and stripped-down. Cast and crew were limited to 12 people (making for a short closing credit roll), and the film was shot in Benson’s own apartment. There is very limited set decoration […]

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