Entries by Jay Ruud

Marshall

Marshall Reginald Hudlin (2017) Since Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner showed us, in the successful and acclaimed Lincoln in 2012, that a biopic does not have to be an unwieldy womb-to-tomb conglomeration of scenes in something like, for example, Bernardo Bertolucci’s epic The Last Emperor (1987), in which an entire life is put on display […]

Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

Review No. 80: Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe 724 Oak Street (501) 327-1829 40.5 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: Unlike barbecue or Mexican, Greek food is not a saturated market in Conway. Taziki’s Mediterranean Grill is one of the main places to go for such fare in the city, and we were […]

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Angela Robinson (2017) Turns out the real-life origin story of Wonder Woman is just as interesting as the fictional one. But it’s definitely R rated, so you might be less inclined to bring your kids to see Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, the new film out this week […]

Patrón Mexican Grill

Review No. 79: Patrón Mexican Grill 1475 Hogan Lane, Ste. 123 (501) 328-3265 40 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: We were running errands on a Wednesday mid-day, and She Said raised the possibility of breaking up these drearisome errands with a bite of lunch? And why not make it someplace […]

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (2017) What I remember about the much-hyped tennis match between the remarkable Billie Jean King, then the top women’s player in the world, and the 55-year-old former men’s Wimbledon champ Bobby Riggs, was that we all thought it was a joke. Riggs had won Wimbledon in […]

Stoby’s Restaurant

Review No. 78: Stoby’s Restaurant 805 Donaghey Avenue (501) 327-6161 39.1 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: I was hungry after my weekly Pilates session, so I instructed He Said to meet me at Stoby’s afterwards, and, eager to try out the new dog-friendly patio, he scooped up our Cavalier King […]

American Made

American Made Doug Liman (2017) In real life, Barry Seal was a drug smuggler turned DEA informant and, ultimately, a CIA tool (on one assignment) involved in the Reagan White House’s obsession with ridding Nicaragua of the communist Sandinistas by any means necessary. So when Doug Liman’s new film American Made says that it is […]

Panera Bread

Review No. 77: Panera Bread 1050 Ellis Ave (501) 764-1623 39 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: We were off to a movie so we thought why not have a light supper on the way someplace not far from Cinemark. Panera Bread in Conway is actually in Hendrix Village on the […]