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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The Abandon (2022) – Movie Review

February 6, 2022 / 0 Comments
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Official Closing Night Film selection for the 2022 Mammoth Film Festival. Low-budget films usually have one North Star guiding them through production, post-production, distribution, and exhibition: Make your limited resources count and make it look good. The Abandon is no different, spending 95% of its running time sealed in a room with no doors or […]

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Sundown (2022) – Movie Review

February 4, 2022 / 0 Comments
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The whole of Sundown is spent observing the odd actions of an Englishman named Neil (Tim Roth) as he saunters through downtown Acapulco, looking and acting like a beach bum while staying in a low-rent hotel across the street from the beach. This would be fine, were it not for the opening scenes which show […]

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Jackass Forever (2022) – Movie Review

February 3, 2022 / 0 Comments
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Okay. Y’all remember the NBC television series The Good Place by Michael Schur, which featured a group of misfits rallying around one of their own as their leader, shepherded by an older man who knew more about what was going on than they did? And through multiple lifetimes of hard knocks and lessons, they become […]

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Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes (2022) – Movie Review

January 26, 2022 / 0 Comments
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The ultimate in low-budget filmmaking and the ultimate in storytelling, Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes (Japanese title: Droste no hate de bokura) absolutely shellacks most major productions with a simple, low-key conceit and absolutely wows with its execution. The movie adheres to its own rules – until an appropriate time – and boasts a lively spirit […]

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Beguiled Company (2022) – Movie Review

January 20, 2022 / 0 Comments
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Some years ago, I hailed novice Tristan James Jensen for being a startling talent at such a young age; his memorable film The Unearthing remains evidence of how good a first-time writer/director can come out of nowhere to land a solid punch. His compositions, pacing, narrative style, and content spoke of someone who’s studied the […]

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Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022) – Movie Review

January 13, 2022 / 0 Comments
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Either I’m getting old and sentimental, or the Hotel Transylvania movies are getting better as the series goes on. Whether or not it has to do with the absences of series director Genndy Tartakovsky (who steps into co-writing and executive producing roles) and star Adam Sandler (replaced by Brian Hull in this movie), the series […]

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The 355 (2022) – Movie Review

January 6, 2022 / 0 Comments
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Honestly, there’s nothing in The 355 you haven’t seen anywhere else, and probably done better. Picture the two loggerhead characters from Guy Ritchie’s superlative The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and the exact plots from Phil Alden Robinson’s Sneakers and Susannah Fogel’s The Spy Who Dumped Me all thrown into the spin cycle, and you’ve got The […]

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Licorice Pizza (2021) – Movie Review

December 23, 2021 / 0 Comments
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Paul Thomas Anderson’s films are marvelous for one reason: the offhand way random events happen in his movies. A suicide jumper gets shot while falling? Yup. A drug deal where the tension is augmented by a preteen kid chucking firecrackers around a house? In Anderson’s world, it’s an ordinary nighttime scene in Los Angeles. A […]

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Sing 2 (2021) – Movie Review

December 21, 2021 / 0 Comments
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2016’s Sing can be considered “The Greatest Hits of Every Children’s Film Ever.” You’ve got a disparate set of anthropomorphized animals brought together by a ringleader-type desperate to achieve a certain goal, and each of these folks has to deal with something holding them back from being who they truly want to be. As must […]

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West Side Story (2021) – Movie Review

December 9, 2021 / 0 Comments
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Author’s note: This review is dedicated to Stephen Sondheim, whose career defined Broadway musicals and shaped the artistic trajectories of many people, myself included. My favorite high school play I was ever involved with was the 1994 Georgetown Visitation production of Into the Woods, a musical that changed my life forever. I am in his debt […]

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