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 SunBreak.com and Examiner.com.

Recent Articles

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Lucid Inc.’s ‘The Roper’ Will Screen among Short Films at Sundance

You wouldn’t expect acclaimed ad work and heartfelt documentary shorts worthy of national attention to sprout from the same source. But Lucid Inc. is all about subverting expectations. That rush of the unexpected begins in the Seattle-based...
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Happy Horrordays at Tacoma’s Grand Cinema

Forty miles south of Seattle, the Grand Cinema in Tacoma will open a twisted Christmas gift for adventurous moviegoers this coming weekend. Friday December 21st and Saturday December 22nd, the Grand screens Silent Night, Deadly Night, a horror movie...
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Fastback Lulu Gargiulo Wears her Filmmaking (Cowboy) Hat

“Tell me if you want short answers,” Lulu Gargiulo says with equal parts consideration and decisiveness over the phone. “Do you want sound bites?” That charming directness doesn’t surprise, coming from the singer and guitarist for power-pop...
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What to Catch at the 2012 Tacoma Film Festival

It’s easy for local cinephiles to view Seattle as the epicenter of Northwest filmgoing. But for seven years Tacoma has played host to a diverse film festival of its own. The Tacoma Film Festival has built a reputation as an...
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Time of the Robots

There’s much enchantment in the flickering images of early 20th-century fantastic cinema. Decades before cinematic illusions could be wrought with a few mouse clicks and keyboard taps, pioneering filmmakers crafted strange worlds, space ships and...
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Central Cinema’s Summer Series

Catching summertime blockbusters has become a time-honored tradition among moviegoers. But an entire film festival devoted to the elements that make summer summer—the vacationing, the partying and the blasts of heat and swooning romance that surface...
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“100% Off” Explores Human Side of Recession

Even given the film tax incentives recently reinstated by the state, getting a feature film started—never mind completed and on a big screen—is a major achievement in Seattle. So the simple fact that local writer/director Shaun Scott has managed...
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‘Welcome to Doe Bay’

In a relatively short time, Doe Bay Fest—the grass-roots music festival held yearly on Orcas Island—has become one of the central points of the Northwest music scene. The Fest started out as a humble showcase for some of this region’s key...
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Nervous Laughter and Local Beauty in “Your Sister’s Sister”

Real life is messy—a series of jerky rhythms and fits and starts that throw speed-bumps and hairpin turns at our inherent need for order and normalcy. And the characters in Your Sister’s Sister stumble through those messy bits of existence with an...
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SIFF 2012’s Embarrassment of Cinema Riches

The Seattle International Film Festival officially announced its 2012 line-up last week, and as in years past, the roster includes plenty of local flavor. Here are a few of the standouts you won't want to miss. For the first time in its history,...
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Budding Filmmakers Descend on Seattle for NFFTY

For the fifth year in a row, the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) will present a vast array of short films from all over the world, all crafted by filmmakers age 22 and younger (in quite a few cases, much younger). Things kick off...
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The Ass Man Goeth

The Comedy Underground bids farewell to its favorite uncle. A good-sized crowd is holed up in the bunker that is the Seattle Comedy Underground on a chilly March night. People huddle around dimly lit tables to hear almost two dozen local comics pay...