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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STIFF movie: ‘I Love You, Apple, I Love You, Orange’

Of all the films screening for the Seattle True Independent Film Festival through Saturday, I Love You, Apple, I Love You, Orange is likely the only one featuring a supporting performance by a talking glazed ham. The movie, playing at Wing-It...
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Don’t Quit Your Day Job

These days, commercial production 
is a mini-movie industry. To hear Tony Fulgham tell it, he and his creative team at World Famous Inc. spent much of March huffing paint. “At one point we all came in and were like, ‘Everyone’s feeling kind...
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NFFTY’s Young Directors Tackle Social Issues and Fun

The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) runs April 25–28, showcasing the works of filmmakers 22 and younger—in some cases much younger. It’s hard not to be impressed by the tender ages of many of the directors. Saturday...
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SIFF Salutes Oscar Also-Rans on Sunday

Oscar Parties come a dime-a-dozen this time of year. But if you’re looking for a unique (and fun) spin on that movie-nerd tradition, has SIFF got a fete for you this weekend. This Sunday, Feb. 17, SIFF Uptown hosts an Oscar Snubs Movie Marathon,...
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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...