Author Archives: Joseph Perry

Preview: The 18th Annual Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

South Korea’s 18th annual Pucheon International Film Festival (PiFan) — perhaps the largest film fest in Asia dedicated to horror, science fiction, fantasy, and similar genre films — will be held this year from July 17 through July 27. I will be covering the festival for both Horrornews.net and the Horror News Radio podcast. Each July, PiFan presents more than 200 feature-length and short films from around the world — some of which are so … Continue reading

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Film Reviews: “Under the Skin” and “Upstream Color”

I caught two American science fiction mind benders at South Korea’s Jeonju International Film Festival last month that have been very divisive among viewers and critics. I enjoyed them both and recommend auteur Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color, which is his long-awaited follow-up to his debut film Primer, and director Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin. Both challenging works are unique artistic visions, and have the following things in common: minimal dialogue, beautiful cinematography, enigmatic storylines that … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wicked (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Office manager LeeSun is at odds with the work performance of the younger, newly hired employee SaeYoung. As LeeSun begins to investigate the young woman’s secretive life and mysterious past, she uncovers things that were better left unknown. REVIEW:

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About Joseph Perry

Joseph Perry’s formative years were spent watching classic monster movies and TV series, Bob Wilkins’ "Creature Features" and Roy Shires’ Big Time Wrestling; reading Gold Key, Dell, and Charlton comics; and writing mimeographed newsletters about the original "Planet of the Apes" film and TV series. More recently, he has written for "Filmfax" magazine and is a regular contributing writer to "Phantom of the Movies’s VideoScope" magazine, occasionally proudly co-writing articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right. A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.