Entries by Jay Ruud

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread Paul Thomas Anderson (2017) Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest offering, Phantom Thread, seems at first to be a strange choice for a Best Picture nominee. Though critics have been effusive about the film, actual audiences have been less than thrilled. With a 69 percent audience-approval rating on Rottentomatoes.com (in contrast with a 91 percent […]

Pizza Hut

Review No. 94: Pizza Hut 705 Club Lane 47.6 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants (501) 327-4449   The Situation He Said: She Said was hankering for a pizza, and there’s certainly no lack of pizza places we have not yet reviewed in Conway, so we checked our short list of Restaurants To Review, and out […]

I, Tonya

I, Tonya Craig Gillespie (2017) Just in time for the winter Olympics, Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) revisits the big story of the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer: the worldwide scandal featuring American figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan. If you were alive and in any sense conscious in 1994, you will remember […]

MarketPlace Grill

Review No. 93: MarketPlace Grill 599 Skyline Drive 47.0 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants (501) 336-0011 The Situation She Said: Some morning conference calls for my paying job as a market researcher gave me an appetite, and I recalled MarketPlace Grill, which we had not visited in at least 10 years, maybe more. I figured […]

Taco Bueno

Review #92: Taco Bueno 1155 Dave Ward Drive 46.8 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants (501) 450-3999   The Situation He Said: So She Said was out of town all week, but we didn’t want to skip a week of reviewing (these Conway restaurants aren’t going to review themselves! OK, well, maybe they are, but we’re […]

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro (2017) With 13 Academy Award nominations, announced yesterday, The Shape of Water leads all other films of 2017. Released on December 22, Guillermo del Toro’s romantic horror-fantasy has had a month to make it to Conway, but (like most of the important movies of the season) has yet […]