Eddie Pasa

Eddie Pasa

Contributor at Gunaxin
In 1977, a film named Star Wars came out that sparked the world's imagination and ignited the spirits of filmgoers everywhere. Caught up in that fervor was Eddie Pasa, a one-year-old brought to the theater by his parents; as one of his earliest memories, he cites this as the starting point for his love of cinema. He has seen thousands of movies in the intervening years, finally finding an outlet for his opinions in 2010, when Dean Rogers graciously gave him a yearlong stint at The Rogers Revue. This was followed by a two-year post at Reel Film News with William Ayres. Eddie is a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) and a member of the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS).
Eddie Pasa

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Bohemian Rhapsody : Review
November 1st, 2018 in Media > Movies

Rami Malek channels Mercury’s energy and zest, making Mercury into a strutting, drawling peacock who demands to be the center of attention wherever he goes.

Halloween (2018) : Review
October 18th, 2018 in Media > Movies

A surprising script, solid direction, and a sharp feminist undercurrent make Green’s Halloween one hell of a movie. Don’t miss it.

First Man : Review
October 8th, 2018 in Media > Movies

First Man may be a movie about Neil Armstrong and the Space Race, but it triumphs more as a film about the American ideal and the dedication towards making it a reality.

The Predator : Review
September 13th, 2018 in Media > Movies

Lose all preconceived notions or expectations of this new installment matching the primal, exciting narrative flow of the original.

The Nun : Review
September 7th, 2018 in Media > Movies

The Nun marks the second misstep in the five-years-old Conjuring universe

Operation Finale : Review
August 31st, 2018 in Media > Movies

For a film about one of the most daring exploits resulting in the arrest of a major war criminal, Operation Finale feels way too safe.

The Meg : Review
August 9th, 2018 in Media > Movies

Jason Statham versus a big frickin’ shark, what more do you need?

The Spy Who Dumped Me : Review
August 2nd, 2018 in Media > Movies

This is a comedy, so why are we not laughing?

Mission: Impossible – Fallout : Review
July 25th, 2018 in Media > Movies

Tom Cruise and company come roaring back to blow us out of our seats with MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT, one of the best action films ever made.

Ant-Man and the Wasp : Review
July 5th, 2018 in Media > Movies

For all the whiplash action and laugh-out-loud humor in Ant-Man and the Wasp, there’s a certain “haven’t we been here before?” undercurrent.

Boundaries : Review
June 27th, 2018 in Media > Movies

Despite a talented cast, the biggest takeaway from Boundaries is what the script has to say about family.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Review
June 21st, 2018 in Media > Movies

Overt satire, or unoriginal misfire? Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom invites you to choose.

Incredibles 2 : Review
June 14th, 2018 in Media > Movies

Just like an old friend knocking on your door after some time away, Incredibles 2 shows up in theaters after a 14-year absence with a wide grin and the promise of high-flying adventure.

Ocean’s Eight : Review
June 6th, 2018 in Media > Movies

Ocean’s Eight is a sprite of a film, lifted by its effervescent cast and against-type performances.

Solo : A Star Wars Story – Review
May 23rd, 2018 in Media > Movies

The over-saturation comes to a head with the wildly uneven Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Deadpool 2 : Review
May 15th, 2018 in Media > Movies

If this review offends you, the movie probably will too.

Ghost Stories : Review
May 3rd, 2018 in Media > Movies

Ghost Stories batters you into submission with chair-jumping “BOO!” moments, but it all gives way to a final truth which makes you almost wish for those moments again.

Avengers : Infinity War – Review
April 25th, 2018 in Media > Movies

High-flying, jam-packed testo-fest eschewing the usual Marvel brio for steep consequences.

A Quiet Place : Review
April 6th, 2018 in Media > Movies

Krasinski gives A Quiet Place an unmatched tenor and tone.

Ready Player One : Review
March 31st, 2018 in Media > Movies

It’s a living, breathing version of Trivial Pursuit: Totally ’80s, and it’s just as much fun to watch.

Pacific Rim: Uprising – Review
March 23rd, 2018 in Media > Movies

“it’s entertaining, fast, furious, and grand fun.”

Tomb Raider (2018) : Review
March 14th, 2018 in Media > Movies

The origin story of Lara Croft is here, but is it worthy of your time?

Black Panther : Review
February 16th, 2018 in Media > Movies

It’s impossible to nail down exactly why Black Panther is absolutely magnificent in one viewing. The film works on so many levels – as a straight-ahead action movie, a superhero movie, a political allegory, a Shakespearean drama, not to mention a hurtin’-bomb of an entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe – you’ll need multiple screenings […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Review
December 12th, 2017 in Media > Movies

Everything you’d hope for in a Star Wars trilogy’s second installment, one of the best since The Empire Strikes Back.

Coco : Review
November 23rd, 2017 in Media > Movies

Pixar doing what Pixar does best.

Justice League : Review
November 15th, 2017 in Media > Movies

The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has had a fantastic 2017, with the one-two punch of Wonder Woman and its newest offering, Justice League.

Thor: Ragnarok – Review
November 3rd, 2017 in Media > Movies

“a blast of comedy and manic freneticism.”

The Foreigner : Review
October 13th, 2017 in Media > Movies

Jackie Chan gives THE FOREIGNER his dramatic best, resulting in one of his most surprising performances.

Blade Runner 2049 : Review
October 3rd, 2017 in Media > Movies

One of the most artistically vivid films in history.

Kingsman : The Golden Circle – Review
September 24th, 2017 in Media > Movies

Hitting all the notes for which its predecessor was revered while punching a few new keys in a chorus of its own.

It (2017): Review
September 6th, 2017 in Media > Movies

Gorgeously shot, acted, and executed, IT revels in the joys and sorrows of a childhood summer marred by tragedy.

Annabelle: Creation – Review
August 11th, 2017 in Media > Movies

Annabelle: Creation may well be one of the scariest modern horror movies in existence.

The Dark Tower : Review
August 3rd, 2017 in Media > Movies

“Goes through the motions of being an action-fantasy without having the guts to proclaim it from the heavens.”

Dunkirk : Review
July 20th, 2017 in Media > Movies

Words cannot describe – nor should they – the cinematic clinic Nolan puts on with Dunkirk.

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Review
July 7th, 2017 in Media > Movies

Showcases Tom Holland’s addictive presence and rumblings of adventures to come.

Baby Driver : Review
June 26th, 2017 in Media > Movies

Baby Driver is as indelible and memorable as you’d expect an Edgar Wright film to be.

Cars 3 : Review
June 17th, 2017 in Media > Movies

Although it doesn’t have the heart and quirkiness of Cars, it is a worthy sequel and a decent apology for Cars 2.

Wonder Woman : Review
May 31st, 2017 in Media > Movies

It’s the movie both she and we deserve.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Review
May 4th, 2017 in Media > Movies

Just as good a movie as the first, being full of exultant mirth and slap-happy pandemonium.

Kong : Skull Island – Review
March 9th, 2017 in Media > Movies

One unapologetically thrilling adventure.

John Wick : Chapter 2 – Review
February 10th, 2017 in Media > Movies

A worthy follow-up to a modern-day classic action film.

Blair Witch (2016) – Review
September 15th, 2016 in Media > Movies

Blair Witch is one scary, nerve-wracking son of a bitch.

Jason Bourne : Review
July 29th, 2016 in Media > Movies

This installment feels most like a money-grab instead of a film which needs to tell a story.

Ghostbusters (2016) – Review
July 14th, 2016 in Media > Movies

The 2016 update of the 1984 classic Ghostbusters is way, way fun.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping – Review
June 3rd, 2016 in Media > Movies

It’s not just a parody about music life; it’s also a parody about us.

Captain America: Civil War – Review
May 6th, 2016 in Media > Movies

May very well be the best Marvel film yet.