Entries by Jay Ruud

The Big Sick

The Big Sick Michael Showalter (2017) I admit that I really didn’t want to see this movie. For one thing, I thought it had a stupid title. For another thing, I really didn’t want to watch still another movie about a love affair in which some young person is dying of some terrible disease and […]

Ceci’s Chicken N Waffles

Review No. 68: Ceci’s Chicken N Waffles 1600 Dave Ward Drive (501) 358-6944 35 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: About a two months ago we pulled into the empty parking lot around this space, thinking to review the “Bleu Flame Burger” restaurant, only to find a handwritten sign, announcing that […]

Dunkirk

Dunkirk Christopher Nolan (2017) Christopher Nolan has explored everything from the interior of the psyche in Inception to the far reaches of the galaxy in Interstellar, to the dark knight of the soul in his Batman trilogy, but for me his most remarkable and fascinating film is Memento, a film that disrupts the linear narrative […]

Casa Catrina

Review No. 67: Casa Catrina 2585 Donaghey Avenue (501) 513-1313 34.4 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: El Parian was a staple of our dining habits, when we used to go to five or six restaurants on a regular rotation, before we started this project. So, when we heard it closed […]

Burger King on Dave Ward

Review No. 66: Bonus! Check In Burger King on Dave Ward 2325 Dave Ward Drive (501) 504-6671 33.9 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: So I had just dropped our youngest, Lavinia, off at Hounds Hideaway for a day of play, and planned to swing by Wendy’s on Dave Ward on […]

War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes Matt Reeves (2017) Well, I’m going out on a limb here and I’m going to claim that Matt Reeves’ final picture in the science-fiction reboot Planet of the Apes trilogy, War for the Planet of the Apes, is the best film of the year so far. How strange […]

Roux’s Cajun Creole

Review No. 65: Roux’s Cajun Creole 2235 Dave Ward Drive (501) 2235 Dave Ward Drive 33.9 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: We’re not often the after-church lunchers who roll up on a restaurant to eat and drink, but on a recent Sunday, I decided we should be. I was curious […]