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 4k or 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

The Equalizer

September 25, 2014 / 0 Comments
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I remember it like it was yesterday: large yellow letters spelling “The Equalizer” over a picture of a man standing by his car in silhouette, its headlamps blazing through the misty night, with light slowly spilling onto actor Edward Woodward’s face. As an 11-year-old, I didn’t have many television shows I could really call “my […]

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Fort Bliss

September 18, 2014 / 1 Comment
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When we think of the term “casualties of war,” we might think of bodies blown apart by explosions and shrapnel. Or maybe the image that comes to your mind is a flag-draped coffin being unloaded at the airfield. You may picture people crying by a casket being lowered into the ground. However, there’s a certain […]

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Interview: Michelle Monaghan of “Fort Bliss”

September 18, 2014 / 1 Comment
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When I think of Michelle Monaghan, I instantly think of one of my Top 20 favorite movies of all time: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, written and directed by Shane Black, and starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Val Kilmer. In this loving (albeit vulgar) homage to the sordid pulp crime novels of yore, she plays the […]

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Thunder and the House of Magic

September 5, 2014 / 3 Comments
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After watching Thunder and the House of Magic (originally titled simply The House of Magic), I felt like I was back in maybe 3rd or 4th grade, complete with the kid nearest to the light switch snapping on the overhead halogens and the teacher starting a discussion of the morals of the story. Thunder and […]

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The November Man

August 27, 2014 / 0 Comments
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Director Roger Donaldson seems to have a lot of movies in his filmography about a mentor and his protégé, only to have said protégé either flake out or flat-out turn on his mentor. No Way Out, Cocktail, The Recruit, and now The November Man. In addition to this cliché, this film seems to sport every […]

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Frank

August 22, 2014 / 0 Comments
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As a musician who’s been in a few bands in differing capacities, I’m a little biased toward films like Frank. The quest for musical perfection, much less to master one’s craft or instrument, has always been fraught with great peril and comedy, as you’re constantly comparing yourself to other bands and musicians, either trying to […]

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The Kill Team

August 22, 2014 / 0 Comments
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I’m going to get this right out of the way: The Kill Team is an absolutely disheartening film. Disheartening because we see how souls and humanity are lost in wartime, with some of our boys wanting nothing more than to get their guns off. To me, this is one of the most horrific things a […]

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

August 22, 2014 / 0 Comments
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Frank Miller’s sprawling tales of Sin City (that’s “Basin City” with the “Ba” shot to hell on the road sign at the city limits) are constructed from the hard-boiled and the heartbroken. The sleazy and the sordid. The soulless and the virtuous. The righteous and the wicked. As Denzel Washington said in the film Glory, […]

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The Expendables 3

August 19, 2014 / 0 Comments
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“You’re like… boys with toys!” — Natalya Simonova (Izabella Scorupco), GoldenEye Every time I see The Expendables or any of its sequels, I can’t help but think of this quote from a completely separate entity, James Bond – an action hero who, for the most part, is the polar opposite of Barney Ross and his […]

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Siddharth

August 19, 2014 / 0 Comments
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In the days following my viewing of Richie Mehta’s Siddharth, I found myself wondering about my own family. How far would I go to find a lost loved one, even if the chances of finding them were slim? This is not something like Liam Neeson in Taken, where he’s a man with many assets and […]

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