Tony Kay has been writing about film for two decades now. He won the Northwest division of the Independent Film Channel’s Ultimate Film Fanatic game show a few years ago, during which Henry Rollins proclaimed Tony’s movie nerd kung-fu to be “devastating, gnarly and crushing” on national TV. Kay also writes about music for the and

Recent Articles


Big Ideas in Small Packages at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival

Film writer Tony Kay has recommendations to help you navigate the 13th annual fest, co-presented by MoPOP and SIFF.

‘Float’ is Rooted in Cambodian American Seattle

The narrative debut from Tristan Seniuk and Voleak Sip screens at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival.

Jeff Ferrell: Filmmaker and Horror Enthusiast

A fondness for scary things has served Jeff Ferrell well, leading him to a career.

Vintage Italian Horror Remains Captivating, Deeply Disturbing

For one longtime fan, the films in Northwest Film Forum's 'Terrore Giallo!' series have taken on new cultural relevance.

All Monsters Attack!

A complete rundown of Grand Illusion Cinema's annual Halloween-season horror spree.

‘Danger Diva’ Looks Into the Future, Darkly

Molly Sides leads Robert McGinley's long-in-coming follow-up to 'Shredder Orpheus.'

Get Spooky

Here are some of the best ways to conjure Halloween spirits this year.

‘Scorchy’ is Robust ’70s-era Schlock

The fun B-movie offers a fascinating glimpse into the Seattle of yesteryear.

‘Second Nature’: the Northwest’s Very Own Comedy Crowd-Pleaser

Michael Cross’s feature debut, rife with local talent, opens tonight at Ark Lodge Cinemas.

Local Sightings 2017: What to Watch

Some gems to catch at Northwest Film Forum's regional film festival.

Origin Story

Filmmaker Dave Hanagan reflects on the 20-year evolution of the Local Sightings film festival.