Author Archives: Mike Dennis

Owner and author of mikedennisnoir.com and voiceofthedamned.com

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2015

HAPPY 4th OF JULY

REVIEW: “THE GIRL WITH THE DEEP BLUE EYES”

Doak Miller’s done his twenty-five years with the NYPD. Pensioned off, he wants a quieter life, so he moves to Gallatin County, hidden away in the big bend of Florida. He gets his private investigator’s license, hoping to pick up a little off-the-books work on the side. It’s been three years now, time enough to […]

MEMORIAL DAY 2015

REVIEW: “EX_MACHINA”

Let me say this right up front: Alex Garland’s dazzling film EX_MACHINA is, in its own way, as mind-blowing as Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey. I insert the qualification “in its own way” because Kubrick’s tableau was the enormity of the universe and all of human history, while Garland has chosen a far more claustrophobic and […]

FELIZ CINCO DE MAYO!

REVIEW FROM THE PAST: “STREET 8”

I got to thinking it’s time to revisit this five-year-old review of an outstanding example of noir fiction. So here it is one more time! STREET 8 by Douglas Fairbairn  Review by Mike Dennis, 2010 “Nobody wants to come downtown anymore. They tell you it’s like coming to a foreign country.” That’s the sentiment expressed by […]

HAPPY EASTER, 2015!

REVIEW: “KILL ME, DARLING”

Just before Mickey Spillane passed away in 2006 at the age of 88, he alerted his wife to the presence of unfinished manuscripts in his office. He told her to “Give them to Max. He’ll know what to do.” “Max” was Max Allan Collins, veteran crime fiction writer of scores of novels and several successful series. Collins […]

REVIEW: “A MOST VIOLENT YEAR”

Every so often you get a film whose title and tag lines promise a certain type of story and draw you into the theater, only to find out those promises had little to do with the movie itself. A Most Violent Year is just such a film. The trailer emphasized its setting in the New York of 1981, […]