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

Oculus – Review #2

April 10, 2014 / 0 Comments
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The hype surrounding director/co-writer Mike Flanagan’s Oculus had me believing it was going to be a thrill-a-minute scarefest from which there was no return. After watching the film, I came away from it with a greater appreciation for its storytelling. It wasn’t a “so scary, I jumped out of my seat” kind of film; instead, […]

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The Raid 2: Berandal

April 4, 2014 / 1 Comment
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Jaw-dropping. Eye-popping. Astounding. Amazing. Let’s get those descriptors right out of the way immediately and get straight to the point: The Raid 2: Berandal is, in every way, a vast improvement over its predecessor, The Raid: Redemption, which was already a fantastic action film and one that (I would think) would be hard to top. […]

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Particle Fever

March 22, 2014 / 0 Comments
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“Jumping from failure to failure with undiminished enthusiasm is the big secret to success.” With these words, physicist Savas Dimopolous describes the scientific method in a nutshell. There are few fields in which failure is met with almost as much zest as success, owing to the fact that data can still be culled from said […]

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Nymph()maniac Volume I

March 21, 2014 / 0 Comments
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A woman lies bruised and bloody with her eyes closed in an alley. Snow comes down on top of her, while the gutters and corrugated tin roofs deposit the runoff onto the surrounding street. All around us are the cacophonous sounds of the water dripping, various street noise, the wind, and the footsteps of folks […]

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Stranger by the Lake

March 7, 2014 / 0 Comments
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What’s worse: the fear of death or the fear of being alone? And what happens when the latter is greater than the former? This is the question examined so tacitly by Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake, where Guiraudie’s simple, minimalist approach gives center stage to logic-defying spectacle. Honestly, it’s these kinds of movies that […]

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RoboCop

February 11, 2014 / 0 Comments
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1987’s RoboCop was a watershed movie of its time. Boasting hyperviolent action, scathing sociopolitical commentary, and some brilliant performances, it ushered in a new era of cinema and practically dared any other film to follow in its footsteps. Smart, hilarious, brutal, and rather touching in places, RoboCop followed the story of Alex Murphy, a beloved […]

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The LEGO Movie

February 9, 2014 / 1 Comment
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“When you grow old, your heart dies.” — Allison Reynolds, The Breakfast Club There’s a huge reason why this quote is on my mind concerning The LEGO Movie. I think it’s because it captures the child imagination so well that there’s no excuse but to fall in love with the film as an adult. Even […]

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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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