Oscar winner’s performance flat out ‘chilling’ in ‘Us’

Oscar winner’s performance flat out ‘chilling’ in ‘Us’

By Chic DiCiccio While “Us” isn’t likely to snag a Best Picture nomination like “Get Out” did for writer-director Jordan Peele, it’s definitely the leader in the clubhouse for 2019’s Best Dad Joke Series. It’s also liable to underwhelm those looking for a satirical message and maybe even those hoping for a hardcore horror flick. […]

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’s’ strength is in its cast

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’s’ strength is in its cast

By Chic DiCiccio Recently, Steven Spielberg made news with his push to make Netflix movies ineligible for Oscar consideration. Up until “Roma,” The Beard and other Academy Award voters didn’t have much to worry about as there weren’t any movies worth one vote. But with films due this year from previous Oscar winners like Martin […]

Moon Wok new go-to Chinese place

Moon Wok new go-to Chinese place

By Sara Newberry Good Chinese food is not all that easy to come by in our neck of the woods, and good Chinese delivery is even more of a rare thing. Recently, in a fit of near-desperation after discovering that my usual (admittedly pretty mediocre) place would no longer deliver to me, I decided to […]

‘Captain Marvel’ is a confusing head scratcher

‘Captain Marvel’ is a confusing head scratcher

By Chic DiCiccio For the first time in what seems like forever, Marvel Studios has whiffed. Okay, maybe not a whiff, but “Captain Marvel” is the movie equivalent of a lazy fly ball. It’s a movie from a studio that knows failure isn’t possible and, as long as it’s passable, fans aren’t going to revolt. […]

Reinvented actor climbs aboard ‘Death Express’

Reinvented actor climbs aboard ‘Death Express’

By Shari Goldstein Stern Pegasus Theatre has become synonymous with “Living Black & White,” now entertaining Dallas and area audiences for three decades with period theater, harkening back to the early era of film — all in black and white. RadioVizion was added to the theatre’s repertoire, and the style will dart again into the […]

‘True Detective’ fans discover Ali is amazing

‘True Detective’ fans discover Ali is amazing

By Chic DiCiccio This is normally a column about movies, but something happened while the movie industry awarded Mahershala Ali his second Oscar. Ali starred in the season finale of the third season of “True Detective” and all but guaranteed that he’ll be taking home some trophies in the near future, while also confirming that […]

Mi Cocina fans will love Taco Diner

Mi Cocina fans will love Taco Diner

By Sara Newberry Taco Diner is one of the concepts created by the MCrowd Restaurant Group, who are also behind Mi Cocina and The Mercury. The Mercury is a fine dining establishment, with a kitchen helmed by esteemed local chef Chris Ward. Mi Cocina and Taco Diner are similar in that they both have Mexican-inspired […]

All the Oscar buzz is about who’s missing from the show

All the Oscar buzz is about who’s missing from the show

By Chic DiCiccio The 2019 Academy Awards are this Sunday night so that means it’s time for the obligatory Oscar predictions, complete with what movies, actors and actresses were ripped off.  Quick preview: there will be many mentions of “Hereditary” in this column. The fact that anyone could prefer anything about the train wreck that […]

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ far more fun than most RomComs

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ far more fun than most RomComs

By Chic DiCiccio It’s a clever trick for a movie to satirize an entire film genre while, in fact, fully embracing it. Go too hard and you’ve got a sour, angry movie on your hands. Take it too easy, well, then you don’t have too much of a satire. “Isn’t It Romantic” almost pulls that […]

Havana Cafe satisfies Cuban cravings

Havana Cafe satisfies Cuban cravings

By Sara Newberry Havana Cafe has been open for a few years now, and I attempted to review it when it was first open. Unfortunately, my experience was not a positive one, so I did not write about it. I put Havana Cafe on the back burner and visited other spots around town. Finally, I […]

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