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

A Fantastic Fear of Everything

February 7, 2014 / 0 Comments
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Full disclosure: I’m an unabashed Simon Pegg fan. I have been since Shaun of the Dead, and I’m not going to stop anytime soon. That being said, when I tell you that he is the only good reason to lay your eyes upon A Fantastic Fear of Everything, don’t take it lightly. Pegg puts forth […]

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The Best Offer

January 24, 2014 / 0 Comments
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Writer’s block is a funny thing. It’s the kind of thing that makes my carpal tunnel aches flare up with how many times I have to push the “delete” button on what I’ve just written. Here’s why: writing about the delicate plot machinations of The Best Offer will ultimately spoil the movie for you, and […]

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

January 17, 2014 / 0 Comments
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Let’s get this started: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is the best Jack Ryan film since 1990’s The Hunt For Red October. Masterfully shot, edited, and acted, this reboot of the Ryan saga kicks into high gear and keeps the intrigue coming fast and hard until it’s time to unwind… and that’s when the credits start […]

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

January 3, 2014 / 0 Comments
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Much like the Saw franchise before its demise, it seems we can’t go a year without seeing a new Paranormal Activity movie. Shot on the cheap with not much in the way of special effects and sound design, the four previous movies in this series have been Paramount Pictures’ annual reason to go to the […]

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Her

December 24, 2013 / 0 Comments
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Technology has us in a stranglehold. It’s no secret that we seem to be better communicators online than in person these days – our discourse seems rife with “Did you see my Facebook post?” or “I put it on Twitter last week, didn’t you see it?” And because online communication is pushing us further and […]

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

December 13, 2013 / 0 Comments
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“All it was was a bunch of people walking. Three movies of people walking to a f**king mountain!” Ever since hearing Randal say that seven years ago in Kevin Smith’s Clerks II, I haven’t quite been able to watch Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy the same way since. While many other things […]

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Narco Cultura

December 6, 2013 / 0 Comments
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Right across the border from El Paso, Texas, the world’s most violent city lies in wait. Juárez, Mexico seems to be the hotbed of a war between the various drug cartels that have Mexico in a bloody grip. As Narco Cultura’s narrator Richi Soto tells us at the start, murders in Juárez have risen beyond […]

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Oldboy

November 26, 2013 / 0 Comments
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28 years later, and Josh Brolin’s still stealing odd-looking bikes to follow his antagonists. Yes, I just referred to 1985’s The Goonies, another movie in which Brolin plays an almost unwilling participant in events borne of someone else’s whimsy. However, Oldboy is no kid’s treasure hunt; instead, Brolin’s character, Joe Doucette, is given mere hours […]

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Thor: The Dark World

November 8, 2013 / 1 Comment
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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Phase II of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). We’re in a different territory here, folks; the notion of simple sequels no longer applies. Here, we have a living, breathing universe where superheroes fly in and out of each other’s lives as fast as a turning of the worlds. Events and […]

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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

October 25, 2013 / 0 Comments
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If you’ve been living under a rock or just aren’t old enough, you may never have heard of Johnny Knoxville or his MTV prank/stunt show “Jackass.” Chock-full of puerile, dangerous, juvenile, and often hilarious content, “Jackass” may have been lowest-common-denominator television to some, but inspired lunacy to other viewers. Myself? I saw it as a […]

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