Naro News & Views

Naro News & Views

Tench’s Topics

Tench PhillipsThis space features current and recent articles and posts by Naro co-owner Tench Phillips. Tench is a regular columnist for Veer Magazine where he often expands on subjects he is passionate about: social justice, environmental protection, and peace. This page will feature both his Veer columns and additional articles. Please feel free to comment on films or offer your own opinion on posted topics. Please note that comments are moderated for relevancy and civility.

 

 

The End of an Era

The End of an Era

The inimitable entertainment critic Mal Vincent passed away this weekend at the age of 83.  In the days before the internet, Rotten Tomatoes, and social media, Mal's film reviews as printed in The Virginian-Pilot often determined the size of our audiences, to both the...

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Spencer – A Multi-Genre Movie?

Spencer – A Multi-Genre Movie?

CRITIC’S PICK ‘Spencer’ Review: Prisoner of the House of Windsor Kristen Stewart stars as an anguished, rebellious Princess Diana in Pablo Larraín’s answer to “The Crown.” Excerpt below from the New York Times Review of "Spencer" : Prisoner of the House of Windsor By...

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Welcome to Wes World…

Welcome to Wes World…

With The Naro running a mini-fest of classic Wes Anderson films leading up to a run of his latest film The French Dispatch, we thought we'd link to some media of interest concerning all things Wes.   From the NY Times, October 21, 2012: In the Company of Wes...

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At Long Last, Naro Reopens!

At Long Last, Naro Reopens!

After a lengthy hibernation that commenced with the closing of the theater in March of 2020, the Naro Cinema announces our reopening on Friday, June 4 with an initial weekend of an eclectic mix of some of our favorite titles from yesteryear. Thom, Tench, Theresa,...

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John Lewis: A Profile In Courage

John Lewis: A Profile In Courage

It is a good time to reflect on the civil rights era of the sixties and re-learn the effective strategies used by protest organizers and leaders. America has long memorialized the life and work of Martin Luther King. And yet there were other leaders who marched with...

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Surviving the Storms Together

Surviving the Storms Together

Guest Contributor Al Markowitz is a freelance writer, poet, publisher, activist and philosopher. His articles frequently appear in Veer Magazine. He also publishes the Blue Collar Review, Journal of Progressive working Class Literature. More of Al's writings can be...

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Bad Habits: Keeping Up With Our Joneses

Bad Habits: Keeping Up With Our Joneses

I like to do my writing in the mornings when I feel most clear-headed. I sit with my laptop accompanied by my cats and a hot cup of black coffee. My daily java ‘jones’ requires freshly ground French dark roast beans placed in our manual pour-over Chemex drip-through...

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Saving Life On Earth

Saving Life On Earth

Towering over me was a massive elongated head whose six-foot-long neck stretched down to meet us. This giant creature was so strange and intimidating when experienced up close that it might as well have been an alien being. And yet there was a knowing intelligence...

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