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

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‘Lane 1974’ at SXSW

SJ Chiro's film 'Lane 1974' gets its festival premiere in Austin.

Adolescence Sucks, Literally

The National Theatre of Scotland’s ‘Let the Right One In’ dives down the rabbit hole.

Local Director Heads ‘Dead West’

Jeff Ferrell's second feature film is far, far more than just a thriller.

Seattle and Poland Connect via Film

The Seattle Polish Film Festival showcases Polish cinema’s visual beauty and social awareness. It also screens a romantic comedy that dominated the 2015 Polish box office and was written by Seattle screenwriters.

‘Groundhog Day’ Goes Film Noir Over ‘3 Days’

A new film from Julian Beltran is film noir mixed with Tarantino-style gangster action.

Blue Collar, Black Humor

Seattle filmmakers follow their ‘Worst Laid Plans’ to Northwest Film Forum.

Tacoma’s Destiny Film Festival Finds Its Identity

Now in its third year, the festival screens five Northwest films this weekend.

Sympathy for ‘The Devils’

Fungal Abyss scores Ken Russell’s dark masterpiece for Film Forum's Puget Soundtracks.

Emerald City=Noir City

Two Seattle-based mystery writers preview the popular film noir fest coming to the Egyptian July 22–28.

Wild ‘PALMS’

Choreographer Paige Barnes transforms Northwest Film Forum for a new theatre piece.

Say Hello to My Little Friend, Brian De Palma

Dive into the controversial auteur's work this weekend at SIFF.