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

Spiritwalker (2022) – Movie Review

April 13, 2022 / 0 Comments
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Imagine being whipped right into the bowl of a Kitchen Aid stand mixer while it’s running at full speed along with other ingredients; no purpose or recipe is known, but somehow, you’re going to find out soon enough what you’re making. That is how Spiritwalker works its thrilling magic – by not giving you any time to know […]

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Aline (2022) – Movie Review

April 8, 2022 / 0 Comments
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Aline, director/writer/star Valérie Lemercier’s fictional biography of singer Céline Dion, reminds me of the fictional restaurant McDowell’s and its namesake owner in John Landis’ 1988 film Coming to America. As Mr. McDowell himself puts it, “See, they’re McDonald’s… I’m McDowell’s. They got the Golden Arches; mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac; I […]

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Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022) – Movie Review

April 1, 2022 / 0 Comments
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As a parent, I palpably felt the emotion and tilt of Everything Everywhere All At Once. This wondrous film about a put-upon family matriarch struggling to get by and to keep her house and business going may dress itself in the garb of a sci-fi fantasy adventure, but at its most vital, it is a […]

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You Won’t Be Alone (2022) – Movie Review

April 1, 2022 / 0 Comments
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The horrid and tender beauty of You Won’t Be Alone stays with you, its implications and repercussions floating through your mind as you consider the film and the discovery of humanity it shows you. We are made through the lessons we learn and our memories of them, as I said in my review of Mothering […]

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The Bubble (2022) – Movie Review

April 1, 2022 / 0 Comments
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Leave it to comedy guru Judd Apatow to make a COVID-19 movie that feels as long as the pandemic itself. The Bubble wants to be subversive and timely with its commentary on our behavior during this time, but it comes off more like the guy who stayed past his welcome at the party and is […]

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Mothering Sunday (2022) – Movie Review

April 1, 2022 / 0 Comments
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Memories are all we leave behind. The entirety of our psyches is made of memory and experience, and like all memories, there are good and bad… and then there are the formative. The ones we carry with us for the rest of our lives, the ones that leave their mark on us and dictate who […]

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Master (2022) – Movie Review

March 25, 2022 / 0 Comments
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Jordan Peele’s Get Out was a turning point in Black cinema, unafraid to express the frustrations people of color feel when marginalized and trivialized. It also pushed themes of racism to the other end, concerning itself not with outright bigots, but with those whose nice veneers gave way to more sinister wants and ideals. So, […]

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The Spine of Night (2022) – Movie Review

March 25, 2022 / 0 Comments
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The Spine of Night is a film that lives in the animated sequences of Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy. Very dark, brooding, mythic, violent, colorful, and nastily unforgiving. The good do not flourish here; only those with power stand a chance at existing in this world. Even more so when said power comes from a supernatural plant, […]

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The Outfit (2022) – Movie Review

March 17, 2022 / 0 Comments
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There’s poetry in every corner and crevice of The Outfit. From the look of the film to its structure to the characters to the performances to the written words, its being creates a picture of unspoken emotions and intent, eventually laid bare with a denouement that simultaneously confounds and delights. Even the title itself is […]

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Fresh (2022) – Movie Review

March 4, 2022 / 0 Comments
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Some might define horror films by the amount of blood and guts shown. Or it might be how many times jump scares make viewers cover their faces in fear. Or watching “some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can’t act who’s always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front […]

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