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


A Homecoming for ‘Those Redheads from Seattle’

SIFF revives the1953 3D musical, a curio set in Seattle and a Gold Rush Yukon town.

Substance, Not Flash, from ‘Bill Frisell, A Portrait’

Emma Franz's doc on the Seattle-based guitar polyglot plays SIFF this Sunday.

The Seventh Art Stand Fights Islamophobia

Northwest Film Forum helps organize a nationwide series of screenings and discussions.

Local Films Represent at SIFF

Here are some of the Seattle standouts coming to this year’s festival.

A Very Mesmerizing—and Very Northwest-y—Journey through Adolescence

'As You Are' takes place in Anywheresville, USA, but carries a distinctly PNW vibe

Vital Viewing

Opening March 25, the Seattle Jewish Film Festival is as relevant as ever.

‘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.