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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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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Homewrecker (2020) – Movie Review

July 3, 2020 / 0 Comments
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There’s no question: Homewrecker is one of the most uncomfortable movies you’ll ever see. So much so, I had to watch parts of it through my peripheral vision. The thing is, nothing violent was happening during those scenes where I had to look away. It was an involuntary reaction to Precious Chong’s absolutely unhinged and […]

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Irresistible (2020) – Movie Review

June 26, 2020 / 0 Comments
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2020 is a monster. Our culture, collective health, and politics have swung so wildly since the onset of COVID-19, each month’s news cycle containing more than a year’s worth of content, making one drop their jaws at the fact that it’s only June. In the midst of political, racial, and social turmoil comes writer/director Jon […]

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Driven (2020) – Movie Review

June 16, 2020 / 0 Comments
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Sometimes, you have to take a low-budget production as simply that – a piece of work constrained by time, scheduling, access to locations or assets, and the willingness for its participants to go all-in on the project. Driven is a fun, charming, and hilarious example of making the most out of what’s at hand, even […]

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Darkness Falls (2020) – Movie Review

June 13, 2020 / 0 Comments
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The following press synopsis tells you everything you could possibly learn from or about Darkness Falls: “After his wife’s suicide, Detective Jeff Anderson (Shawn Ashmore) becomes convinced that she has in fact been murdered. Obsessed with his investigation, Anderson finds out that his wife was the victim of a team of father-and-son killers. He’ll have to […]

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Tommaso (2020) – Movie Review

June 13, 2020 / 0 Comments
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The picaresque Tommaso examines the post-peak life of a former bigshot Hollywood director trying to find his creative spark again. As the titular Tommaso, Willem Dafoe gives what is arguably a command performance, stretching across his many years of experience to draw the breath on which Tommaso subsists. It’s a heavy, multilayered existence which Dafoe […]

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