Film Review: The Railway Man – Kwai Me A River

Film Review: The Railway Man – Kwai Me A River

By ALAN SWERDLOW   The Railway Man / Directed by Jonathan Teplitzy / 16V   At one point in The Railway Man, Colin Firth, portraying one Eric Lomax (on whose memoir this film is based) says very emphatically, “I am not a train spotter, I am a railway...
Music Review: Steven Curtis Chapman – The Glorious Unfolding

Music Review: Steven Curtis Chapman – The Glorious Unfolding

by BRUCE DENNILL   Steven Curtis Chapman is a clean-cut, spectacle-wearing sort of guy, a standout good egg even in the Christian music industry in which he works. In some circles, this gets him the sort of reputation – dependable, safe, slightly geeky – that...
Book Review: Imperfect Solo by Steven Boykey Sidley

Book Review: Imperfect Solo by Steven Boykey Sidley

By BRUCE DENNILL   The trick Steven Boykey Sidley got right in his first book, Entanglement, and has continued to refine via second release Stepping Out and through to this third effort, is to make small dramas feel extravagantly exciting and involving. All of...