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.

 

 

Mal Vincent Has Left the Screening Room

The following essay/ tribute to the late Mal Vincent, long-time cinema and arts critic for The Virginian-Pilot and  the producer and host of the Naro’s summer classics series for 17 years, was submitted to us by Ron Stokes, founder of Norfolk’s Generic Theatre, expanding on earlier remarks he had posted on this site soon after Mal’s death.

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The Life of Mal Vincent – Video & Tributes

The Life of Mal Vincent – Video & Tributes

A public memorial was held at The Naro on Saturday, December 11, 2021, for the late Mal Vincent, long-time movie and theater critic and journalist at The Virginian-Pilot. Hosted by Naro owners Tench Phillips and Thom Vourlas, the program included lively remembrances by colleagues and community members along with musical and visual presentations. The video below (click “read more”) was produced by videographer and digital media specialist Danny Lee Epperson for this event and he has kindly offered to share it with our Naro community at large.  Enjoy!

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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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