Entries by Jay Ruud

Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows Asghar Farhadi (2018) We’re certainly in the doldrums of the Hollywood film cycle, with no new films in wide release this week that received anything like a positive critical consensus among reviewers nationwide. It’s a good week for central Arkansas film devotees to try a little something different, and this is possible through […]

Larry’s Pizza

Review No. 150: Larry’s Pizza 1068 Markham Street (501) 329-3131 69.0 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: I always enjoy a pizza day! I was fueling up for a longer run the next day, so I figured it was time to visit the classic pizza buffet of Larry’s. I still had […]

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (2019) The Marvel Universe’s latest installment actually prompted the online review site RottenTomatoes.com to shut down and purge early audience reviews of Captain Marvel because an overwhelming number of trolls were savaging the film before its release date, whipped into a frenzy by alt-right propagandist and conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec […]

Road Hog BBQ & Catering

Review No. 149: Road Hog BBQ & Catering 2850 Prince Street. Suite 99 (501) 329-1280 68.34 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: I was driving down Prince Street the other day and noticed that a new restaurant had opened in the space on the corner of Prince and Salem where the […]

Fighting With My Family

Fighting With My Family Stephen Merchant (2019) I’ve always been put off by professional wrestling. Having a respect for the sport in its pure competitive aspect in high school, college, or Olympic venues, I’ve always felt that the professional marketing of the sport as a form of theater was a disservice to a respectable athletic […]

Smoothie King

Review No. 148: Smoothie King 985 Carson Cove, Suite D (501) 336-9555 68.0 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: I was looking for a quick, easy hit of high protein on a busy day, and a cursory review of Smoothie King’s menu online let me know this was the place for […]

The Ten Worst Academy Award Winners

Ruud’s Bottom Ten Following the debacle of this year’s Academy Awards, it seemed the perfect time to present a list of the ten worst movies to win the coveted Best Picture Oscar. If you read this space last week, you might be aware of just how much I didn’t think Green Book was deserving of a […]