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


Tess Martin’s ‘Ginevra’

The animator brings her vision of death and resurrection to Bellevue Arts Museum.

‘Dirtbag’ Is Peak Documentary Filmmaking

Mountaineer Fred Beckey makes an exceptional subject in a film that explores the thin line between following your dreams and being consumed by them.

Prom Queen Scores Something Weird

The doom-wop band joins forces with the bizarro film archivists for Puget Soundtracks at SIFF.

‘Lane 1974’ at SIFF: Through the Past, Darkly

Writer/filmmaker SJ Chiro's deceptively loose-limbed approach serves a higher purpose

Ask a Rocketman

Ian Fraser on film vs stage acting, and the 'Rocketmen' series premiering at SIFF

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.