Author Archives: Dave Finch

Cambodia Movie Reviews: Dogora

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Dogora is being shown at Meta House in Phnom Penh at 8pm on Tuesday 6th November. Sometimes living and working here in Cambodia with the daily stresses, struggles and inconveniences that are part of our everyday lives, we are in…

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Ten Things I’ve Come to Know in Cambodia: #1 – the Barkeep

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1) Torrential rain during wet season is your enemy unless, of course, you have a full bar – in which case it’s your new best friend. 2) People like to know what they are getting before they get it, which…

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Cambodia Movie Reviews: Holy Lola

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A movie set in Cambodia would seem an ideal choice for this week’s review. It would, except for the salient fact that Bertrand Tavernier’s Holy Lola doesn’t contain an awful lot of Cambodia despite being set and filmed here. Neither…

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Russian Market DVD Reviews: United 93

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The story of flight 93 entered American patriotic mythology almost the moment the first reports of a crashed 4th airliner started to reach the press. The heroic image of ordinary people standing up to save the lives of others has…

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Russian Market Movie Reviews: S21: The Khmer Killing Machine

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I didn’t want to write this review. In fact the very act of simply watching this harrowing documentary by Rithy Panh required a sharp intake of breath and I silently cursed the editor for giving it to me as the…

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Russian Market Movie Reviews: Pierrepoint aka The Last Hangman

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In this column, each week Dave Finch will review one of the DVDs that arrive on the shelves of Phnom Penh’s Russian Market at around the time they hit the big screens in the USA. “The Last Hangman” has an…

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Russian Market Movie Reviews: Snakes on a Plane

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In this new column, each week Dave Finch will review one of the DVDs that arrive on the shelves of Phnom Penh’s Russian Market at around the time they hit the big screens in the USA. If you like the…

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