Author Archives: Mike Dennis

Owner and author of mikedennisnoir.com and voiceofthedamned.com

REVIEW: “MURDER NEVER KNOCKS”

When you love a great series character, and the author dies, a little of you dies with him, because you know that your beloved character will visit you no more. Many millions of crime fiction fans felt that way when Mickey Spillane passed away in 2006 at the age of 88, because with his departure, […]

BEST FILM OF 2015: EX MACHINA

Below is a review I did a few months ago of Ex Machina, which turned out to be my choice for best film of 2015.   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 […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

Here’s wishing everyone a Happy New Year and may 2016 be the best year yet!

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 […]