SFCS Members

Board of Directors

  • PRESIDENT – Kathy Fennessy
  • VICE PRESIDENT – Chase Hutchinson
  • TREASURER – Michael Clawson
  • SECRETARY –  Joan Amenn
  • AWARDS COORDINATOR – Josh Bis
  • MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR – Mike Ward
  • COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR – Thomas Stoneham-Judge
  • TRUSTEES: Taylor Baker, Steve Reeder

Our Members

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SFCS “Class of 2023” highlighted below.

Adam Gehrke

AdamGehrke.com, Fox 13 Seattle

Favorite Movies:
Snatch, Baraka, Dodgeball

Favorite Directors:
The Coen Brothers,  Alejandro G. Inarritu, Stanley Kubrick, Guy Ritchie, Terry Gilliam

Favorite Actors:
Gary Oldman, Rebecca Ferguson, Brad Pitt
Cate Blanchett, Daniel Day-Lewis


Allen Almachar

The MacGuffin

Favorite Movies:
Taxi Driver, In the Mood for Love, Vertigo

Favorite Directors:
Martin Scorsese, Wong Kar-Wai, Alfred Hitchcock, Agnès Varda, Billy Wilder

Favorite Actors:
Robert De Niro, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Ida Lupino, Robert Mitchum, Cate Blanchett


Blake Peterson

425, South Sound, Peterson Reviews

Favorite Movies:
The Big Sleep, Suspiria (1977), Singin’ in the Rain

Favorite Directors:
David Lynch, John Carpenter, Agnès Varda, Brian de Palma, Powell & Pressburger

Favorite Actors:
Isabelle Huppert, Pam Grier, Gene Hackman, Humphrey Bogart, Denzel Washington


Brent McKnight

The Last Thing I See

Favorite Movies:
Point Break, Out for Justice, Rubin and Ed

Favorite Directors:
Kathryn Bigelow, John Carpenter, Isaac Nabwana, 

Favorite Actors:
Crispin Glover, Lee Byung-hun, Patrick Swayze, Michelle Yeoh, Sigourney Weaver


Calvin Kemph

The Twin Geeks

Favorite Movies:
Claire’s Knee, My Winnipeg, Under the Skin

Favorite Directors:
Robert Altman, Jonathan Glazer, Kelly Reichardt, Éric Rohmer, Agnès Varda

Favorite Actors:
Juliette Binoche, Matt Farley, Song Kang-ho, Barbara Stanwyck, Orson Welles


Candice McMillan

Seattle Refined, Seattle’s Child

Favorite Movies:
Superbad, Singin’ in the Rain, Aliens

Favorite Directors:
Chris Nolan, Rian Johnson, Tim Burton, Ti West, Guillermo del Toro


Chase Hutchinson

The Inlander, Collider

Favorite Movies:
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles; Under the Skin; Synecdoche, New York

Favorite Directors:
Charlie Kaufman, Chantal Akerman, Kelly Reichardt, Jordan Peele, Bong Joon-ho

Favorite Actors:
Denzel Washington, Lily Gladstone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cate Blanchett
Lupita Nyong’o


Collier Jennings

Collider, That Hashtag Show, AIPT Comics

Favorite Movies:
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, Robocop
Seven Samurai

Favorite Directors:
Akira Kurosawa, Jordan Peele, Joe Johnston
Guillermo del Toro, Brad Bird

Favorite Actors:
Idris Elba, Brad Pitt, John Boyega, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cate Blanchett


Dave Chen

DaveChen.net, /Filmcast

Favorite Movies:
Children of Men, Everything Everywhere All At Once, No Country for Old Men

Favorite Directors:
Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, Edgar Wright, Danny Boyle

Favorite Actors:
Naomi Watts, Daniel Day Lewis, Emma Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio


Erik Samdahl

FilmJabber

Favorite Movies:
The Godfather, The Prestige, Apollo 13

Favorite Directors:
Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Kathryn Bigelow

Favorite Actors:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Saoirse Ronan


Joan Marie Amenn

In Their Own League

Favorite Movies:
Singin’ in the Rain, Blade Runner (1982) Director’s Cut, Casablanca

Favorite Directors:
Mabel Normand, Sidney Lumet, Stanley Kubrick,
Greta Gerwig, Ridley Scott

Favorite Actors:
Humphrey Bogart, Cate Blanchett, Katherine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Gene Tierney


Joe Hammerschmidt

Warm 106.9

Favorite Movies:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Pulp Fiction,
Blade Runner

Favorite Directors:
Wes Anderson, Steven Spielberg, Edgar Wright, Terry Gilliam, John Carpenter

Favorite Actors:
Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Harrison Ford, Spencer Tracy, Margot Robbie


Josh Bis

The SunBreak

Favorite Movies:
Fantastic Mr. Fox, Phantom Thread, Encounters at the End of the World

Favorite Directors:
Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, Greta Gerwig, Mike Mills


Justin Moore  

Justin Watches Movies

Favorite Movies:
Anchorman, Drive, Before Sunrise

Favorite Directors:
Steven Speilberg, Richard Linklater, Damien Chazelle,
Greta Gerwig, Judd Apatow

Favorite Actors:
Florence Pugh, Will Ferrell
Ryan Gosling, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jessica Chastain


Kathy Fennessy

Seattle Film Blog, Video Librarian

Favorite Movies:
Nights of Cabiria, Le Samouraï, Stranger Than Paradise

Favorite Directors:
Alfred Hitchcock, Jean-Pierre Melville, Joseph Losey, Kelly Reichardt, Jim Jarmusch

Favorite Actors:
Cary Grant, Montgomery Clift, Marcello Mastroianni, Cate Blanchett, Tony Leung


Linda Gwilym

Moviepie

Favorite Movies:
A Room With a View, Gone With the Wind, Purple Rain

Favorite Directors:
Hirokazu Koreeda, Peter Weir, Hayao Miyazaki, James Ivory, Thomas Vinterberg

Favorite Actors:
Kate Winslet, Tony Leung, Toni Collette, Mads Mikkelsen, Catherine Keener


Marc Morin

TheTwoOhSix

Favorite Movies:
Star Wars, Do the Right Thing, Avengers: Infinity War

Favorite Directors:
Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, The Russo Brothers, Lulu Wang

Favorite Actors:
Michelle Yeoh, Denzel Washington, Zoe Saldana
Gemma Chan, Song Kang-ho


Matt Lynch

In Review Online

Favorite Movies:
Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner, Pulp Fiction 

Favorite Directors:
QuentinTarantino, Michael Mann, John Carpenter, John Woo, Brian De Palma 

Favorite Actors:
Lee Van Cleef, Maura Tierney, Kim Dickens, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kurt Russell


Matt Oakes

Silver Screen Riot

Favorite Movies:
The VVitch , Roar,  The Shining 

Favorite Directors:
Yorgos Lanthimos ,Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick, Denis Villeneuve, Robert Eggers

Favorite Actors:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford,
Jack Nicholson, Emma Stone


Michael Clawson

Drink in the Movies

Favorite Movies:
Irma Vep, Millennium Mambo, City Lights

Favorite Directors:
Olivier Assayas, Tsai Ming-liang, Kelly Reichardt, Paul Thomas Anderson, Douglas Sirk

Favorite Actors:
Juliette Binoche, Michelle Williams, Lee Kang-sheng, Laura Dern, Philip Seymour Hoffman


Michael Medved

The Michael Medved Show

Favorite Movies:
A Tree Grows in  Brooklyn, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Casablanca

Favorite Directors:
Frank Capra, John Ford, Steven Spielberg, Michael Curtiz , David Lean 

Favorite Actors:
James Stewart, Katharine Hepburn, Daniel Day-Lewis, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks


Mike Ward

Should I See It

Favorite Movies:
Citizen Kane, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Do the Right Thing

Favorite Directors:
Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch

Favorite Actors:
Cate Blanchett, Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Frances McDormand, Leonardo DiCaprio


Morgen Schuler

The SunBreak

Favorite Movies:
The Jerk, Cool Hand Luke, Howl’s Moving Castle

Favorite Directors:
Wes Anderson, Hayao Miyazaki, Adam McKay, Jordan Peele, Lynn Shelton

Favorite Actors:
Timotheé Chalamet, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Majors, Janelle Monáe


Paul Carlson

Escape Into Film

Favorite Movies:
Casablanca, The Dark Knight, To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite Directors:
Richard Linklater, Céline Sciamma, Greta Gerwig, Alfonso Cuarón, David Lynch

Favorite Actors:
Jessica Chastain, Ryan Gosling, Amy Adams, Saoirse Ronan, Christopher Abbott 


René Sánchez

Cine Sin Fronteras

Favorite Movies:
Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother), Y Tu Mamá También, The Double Life of Veronique

Favorite Directors:
Pedro Almodovar, Luis Bunuel, Alfonso Cuarón, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Martin Scorsese

Favorite Actors:
Juliette Binoche, Arturo de Cordova, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Franz Rogowski


Sara Michelle Fetters

Moviefreak, Seattle Gay News


Sean Gilman

The Chinese Cinema, Seattle Screen Scene 

Favorite Movies:
Seven Samurai, Chungking Express, Casablanca

Favorite Directors:
John Ford, Yasujiro Ozu, Howard Hawks, Tsui Hark, Orson Welles

Favorite Actors:
Barbara Stanwyck, James Stewart, Tony Leung, Chow Yun-fat, Audrey Hepburn


Silas Lindenstein

You’re Watching A Movie With Silas Lindenstein, Black & A Half

Favorite Movies:
Star Wars, It’s A Wonderful Life, Good Will Hunting

Favorite Directors:
Steven Spielberg, Tim Gunn, Rian Johnson, Mel Brooks

Favorite Actors:
Matt Damon, Viola Davis,  Denzel Washington,  Kate Winslet, Robert De Niro


Steve Reeder

Northwest Public Broadcasting

Favorite Movies:
8 1/2, Rules of the Game, Citizen Kane

Favorite Directors:
Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, Martin Scorsese, Akira Kurosawa, Susanne Bier

Favorite Actors:
Jack Nicholson, Denzel Washington, Penélope Cruz, Humphrey Bogart, Catherine Deneuve


Taylor Baker

Drink in the Movies 

Favorite Movies:
Vertigo, Citizen Kane, Apocalypse Now

Favorite Directors:
Steven Soderbergh, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Preston Sturges, Woody Allen, Chuck Jones

Favorite Actors:
Katharine Hepburn, Tommy Lee Jones, James Stewart, Scarlett Johansson, Marilyn Monroe


Thomas Stoneham-Judge

ForReel

Favorite Movies:
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers,
The Return of the King

Favorite Directors:
JJ Abrams, Guillermo Del Toro, Bong Joon-Ho, Christopher Nolan, Damien Chazelle

Favorite Actors:
Donald Glover, Anya Taylor-Joy, Alex Wolff, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed


Timothy Hall

The People’s Critic

Favorite Movies:
Halloween (1978), The Thing (1982), Marvel’s Avengers

Favorite Directors:
David Fincher, Denis Villenueve, Kathryn Bigelow, Christopher Nolan, Jordan Peele

Favorite Actors:
Emily Blunt, Walton Goggins, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis


Vaughn Swearingen

The Twin Geeks

Favorite Movies:
Alien (1979), Before Sunrise (1995), Fallen Angels (1995)

Favorite Directors:
Abbas Kiarostami, Wong Kar-wai, Richard Linklater, Dario Argento, Jacques Demy

Favorite Actors:
Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Ethan Hawke, Juliet Binoche, Maggie Cheung, Song Kang-ho


Warren Cantrell

Scene Stealers, The Playlist

Favorite Movies:
The Shawshank Redemption, Mad Max Fury Road, Jaws

Favorite Directors:
Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Greta Gerwig, Spike Jonze

Favorite Actors:
Charlize Theron, Benicio del Toro, Paul Newman, James Dean, Cate Blanchett


Other Members

Emeritus Members

  • Moira Macdonald
  • Tom Tangney

Associate Members

  • Brian Taibl
  • Jas Keimig
  • John Reviewer

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The application period is currently open!
All applications are reviewed by our Membership Committee, in advance of any being made an offering of membership by the SFCS Board.
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