Ian C. Jarvie

Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (2 of 3)
Location: Toronto, ON


Top Reviewer Ranking: 28,196 - Total Helpful Votes: 2 of 3
A Cat in Paris (Bilingual) <b>DVD</b> ~ Marcia Gay Harden
A Cat in Paris (Bilingual) DVD ~ Marcia Gay Harden
4.0 out of 5 stars How it should be done, Sept. 10 2013
Elegantly drawn, understated story, sidelights on the French, what more could an adult want? This is children's animation French style, owing little to either Japanese or North American masters. It is also succinct. Enjoy.
Last Friends (Old Filth Trilogy 3) by Jane Gardam
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pefection, Sept. 10 2013
A perfect end point for an excellent trilogy of novels. Just discovered Gardam and found her an undiluted pleasure to read.
Crack-Up [Import]
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars B grade noir, Jan. 25 2013
Crack-Up is not all it is cracked up to be. The stressed out hero/veteran is fine, but casting Pat O'Brien is a stretch. He does not have the eyes of an art expert. The art forgery plot js not a McGuffin after all, but the whole enchilada. Herbert Marshall limps on and off to no real purpose. His excuse, that he is seconded from Scotland Yard, is idiotic. Claire Trevor looks distracted and out of place. As soon as one saw the secretary, in black, and much more beautiful than the heroine, there was no surprise left. That "Sergeant Trask" apparently had her in his thrall was also a lot to accept. There was lots of good noir photography and merely efficient direction by Irving… Read more