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

Portrait of Wally

August 3, 2012 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on August 3, 2012.) Actually, the opening title as shown in the film is P.O.W. Portrait of Wally. P.O.W. could just be the initials of the title Portrait of Wally, or it could stand for “Prisoner of War”, which is how the infamous Egon Schiele painting is […]

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Killer Joe

August 3, 2012 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on August 3, 2012.) The tagline for the Killer Joe posters reads “A TOTALLY TWISTED DEEP-FRIED TEXAS REDNECK TRAILER PARK MURDER STORY” over a picture of what looks to be a piece of fried chicken in the shape of the state of Texas, with some blood spatter […]

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The Dark Knight Rises

July 27, 2012 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on July 27, 2012.) Before we start: on behalf of Reel Film News, we would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the victims of the Aurora shooting and their families. I had originally written an overlong piece about the merits of The Dark Knight Rises.  There […]

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Sacrifice

July 27, 2012 / 0 Comments
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What happens when you want to make a film with the soul and heart of Zhang Yimou’s Hero, the complexity of Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and the family conflict of Curse of the Golden Flower, but generate no spirit of your own?  You wind up with Chen Kaige’s Sacrifice, receiving its US theatrical […]

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China Heavyweight

July 20, 2012 / 0 Comments
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(This review was originally published on July 20, 2012 at Reel Film News.) We all know what goes into recruiting our Olympic athletes here in the US; it’s not so much recruitment as it is being the best at what you do and getting noticed for it.  In China, it seems that for the sport […]

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Coldplay at the Verizon Center – July 9, 2012

July 12, 2012 / 0 Comments
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(This review was originally published on July 12, 2012 at Reel Film News.) Showmanship. Having it can make you the greatest entertainer, while the lack of it can make you the worst.  It’s what some people have naturally, while others need to rely on gimmickry and unnecessary antics to maintain their prominence in the spotlight.  […]

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Pelotero (Ballplayer)

July 6, 2012 / 0 Comments
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(This review was originally published on July 6, 2012 at Reel Film News.) In 2008 in the sunny climes of the Dominican Republic, two young men – Miguel Angel Sanó and Jean Carlos Batista – are being developed into star baseball players to be courted by Major League Baseball teams.  These two have been playing […]

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Ted

June 26, 2012 / 0 Comments
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(This review was originally published on June 29, 2012 at Reel Film News.) When we were children, we all dreamed and wished that one day, our stuffed animals or dolls would be able to talk and actually interact with us.  More often than not, we would say, “Oh, ____ (insert object of childhood desire here), […]

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Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle

June 22, 2012 / 0 Comments
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(This review was originally published on June 22, 2012 at Reel Film News.) The first time I heard of a phenomenon called NIMBY – “Not In My Back Yard!” – was in a routine delivered by one of my personal heroes, George Carlin, at Comic Relief ’90.  The Comic Relief charity and concerts were put […]

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