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.

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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...
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Scenes from a Movie Shoot, Part 1: The Acme Barbershop Gets Ready for its Close-Up

A lone wooden flat sits, propped inconspicuously outside the Acme Barbershop at Bellevue and Denny. It's the only external clue to drivers and pedestrians traversing Denny Way that the Capitol Hill clip joint is serving as a movie set for two...
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Director Shaun Scott Offers an Historic View from the Seat of the Seattle Empire

It's Saturday night in the U district, and I stake out a spot at Flowers restaurant 10 minutes early for my interview with Shaun Scott. Eight of those minutes go by before I realize that he's the guy sitting just 12 feet to my right at an adjoining...
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City Arts Fest: Hedwig Sing-Along

The relatively recent spate of Sing-Along Cinema fascinates me. On the plus side, it enables true-blue fans to connect with a favorite film on a deeper level, in a communal experience that feels way more inclusive (and likely less embarassing) to most...
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At the Movies: Student Becomes Master

A film teacher shows his students how to win. (Read this story now in our Eastside edition.)
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At the Movies: Student Becomes Master

The head of Bellevue College’s film department teaches his students how to succeed. Film director Michael Korolenko is no stranger to acclaim. The Jersey-born, New York–bred moviemaker’s documentary (and Vassar College graduate thesis project)...
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Blowing

On the heels of big-time press, the Seattle jazz scene wears the crown of next big thing. But is this emperor wearing any clothes? Every inch of asphalt along University Way rippled with rainwater on the evening of November 6, the perfect visual...