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

Keep The Lights On

September 21, 2012 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on September 21, 2012.) Every one of us is trying to carve out a little bit of love for ourselves in this world. It doesn’t matter who or what you are; we all want to share a lasting connection with someone else. How we get there, though, […]

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Kumaré

September 7, 2012 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on September 7, 2012.) Writing about a documentary where the documentarian loses objectivity due to learning deep truths about himself is difficult. How do you pass judgment on one’s own learning experience that almost negates the proposed experiment? Kumaré is the story about a man who seeks […]

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V/H/S

August 31, 2012 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on August 31, 2012.) Anthology films can be a lot of fun. 1982’s Creepshow, directed by George A. Romero (of Night of the Living Dead fame) and written by Stephen King, took us through as many as five stories of the macabre and terrifying – depending on […]

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Oslo, August 31st

August 17, 2012 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on August 17, 2012.) I feel like I’ve finally internalized one of the differences between European cinema and American cinema after being exposed to more of the former. American cinema chooses to focus on the surface aspects of their subjects, often going for “eye-catching” over depth. European […]

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The Bourne Legacy

August 10, 2012 / 1 Comment
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on August 10, 2012.) Author Robert Ludlum published a trilogy of novels concerning a man named Jason Bourne from 1980 through 1990, starting with The Bourne Identity. The Bourne Supremacy was published in 1986, followed relatively shortly by the final installment, The Bourne Ultimatum. In 2002, Swingers […]

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360

August 10, 2012 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on August 10, 2012.) Sometimes, a film’s genre definition tends to get turned completely on its head. Fernando Meirelles’ 360, for example, is a Crash-like film where the characters’ lives all intersect at one point or another, often through disparate circumstances. Right off the bat, describing it […]

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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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