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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Motherless Brooklyn (2019) – Movie Review

October 31, 2019 / 1 Comment
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Sometimes, it’s possible to be overwhelmed by being underwhelmed. Writer/director/star Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn – apparently a passion project for him since first reading the novel upon which it was based – strikes this curious tone, wanting to mean more and showing marvelous work underneath its ho-hum surface. Much of this comes from the sporadic […]

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) – Movie Review

October 18, 2019 / 0 Comments
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To be honest, 2014’s Maleficent was off-putting to me, but not in a bad way; that it made me feel uncomfortable was one of the film’s strong points. Here was a movie which had the balls to make its bones with metaphors for the patriarchy, date rape, single parenthood, and unwanted children. Maleficent has now […]

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30 Nights of Sex to Save Your Marriage (2019) – Movie Review

October 6, 2019 / 0 Comments
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As we grow older, we find more and more that consumer products – especially music and film – aren’t marketed or made for us. Your chances of finding youth-oriented comedies in theaters are much greater than finding something made for those of us who’ve already been through the awkward transition between the teenage years and […]

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Abominable (2019) – Movie Review

September 26, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Abominable, the latest offering from DreamWorks Animation, has a lot going on in its 97 minutes. It also requires you to sit through every one of those 97 minutes due to photos included in the end credits. Yet the film doesn’t make you feel like it’s an obligation to do so; instead, you want to […]

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Judy (2019) – Movie Review

September 25, 2019 / 1 Comment
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Here’s all you need to know about Judy: Renée Zellweger was born to play this role. A more powerhouse characterization of one of America’s most beloved entertainers, there was not. There will be times when your senses will cross up and you’ll lose track of who you’re watching – an actor playing Judy Garland or […]

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Running With The Devil (2019) – Movie Review

September 19, 2019 / 0 Comments
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What Running With The Devil has working in its favor is a high-profile cast and its low-key, typical-everyday manner. But the film’s objectivity and matter-of-factness has the effect of making it come off dry and flavorless, with its didactic tones overpowering its performances and vibe. Writer/director Jason Cabell’s dramatization of the cocaine trade, from cultivation […]

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Haunt (2019) – Movie Review

September 17, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Most horror movies take long, circuitous routes setting up their characters so we can get to know them right before they’re brutally taken away from us. Almost all teen slasher films are guilty of this, from Halloween to Friday the 13th to latter-day classics like Saw (just the first one) and Scream. (Well, maybe not that […]

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One Cut of the Dead (2019) – Movie Review

September 13, 2019 / 0 Comments
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(DC-area readers: this film will be playing at the Alamo Drafthouse at One Loudoun starting on October 2, 2019. Make every effort to see this during its engagement.) Every now and again, you run into a movie which reminds you that things are okay with the world, people’s hearts are usually in the right place, […]

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Hellmington (2019) – Movie Review

September 10, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Hellmington – stylized as HELLmington in early press materials – is a mixed bag. By no means is one to expect a well-polished indie thriller, but one also doesn’t expect the gritty story out of a low-budget affair like this. The effort put forth by fledgling filmmakers Justin Hewitt-Drakulic, Alex Lee Williams, and their entire […]

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The Fanatic (2019) – Movie Review

August 29, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Full disclosure: I am the parent of a special needs child, so I view these kinds of movies with a little more of a critical eye than most. I hope you understand. Welcome to my second unstarred review, where a film does good work amid tremendous problems. It’s in a place where a middling rating […]

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