The Vanishing of the Bees (DVD)

Bee serious

Despite its small size, the common honey bee is of central importance to humanity. Responsible for the pollination and successful growth of various fruits, crops nuts and seeds on which we rely, the tireless work of the bees goes way beyond producing the honey for our morning toast. So the fact that across the United States and Europe honey bees have been vanishing without trace in their droves should be a cause for concern for us all, and director George Langworthy’s documentary attempts to present the facts along with firsthand accounts from those working in the industry.

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Dorian Gray (DVD)

Released today on DVD is the latest adaptation of the Oscar Wilde classic Dorian Gray, starring Ben Barnes as the attractive young man who makes a deal with the devil to save his good looks but damning his soul in the process. Co-starring Colin Firth, Ben Chapman and Emilia Fox, ¬†Oliver Parker’s film is – much like its subject – visually appealing but lacking any depth whatsoever. Read on for the full review…

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