JWR Articles: Film/DVD - Christopher at Sea | 100% USDA Certified Organic Homemade Tofu | Idiot Fish | Insta Gay | Pipes (Directors: Tom CJ Brown, Gbenga Komolafe, Connor Dooley, Hakim Mao, Simon Paluck, Jessica Maier, Kilian Feusi, Sujanth Ravichandran) - July 8, 2023 id="543337086">

Christopher at Sea | 100% USDA Certified Organic Homemade Tofu | Idiot Fish | Insta Gay | Pipes

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Reviewed at the 2023 edition of the Palm Springs International ShortFest
As queer as it gets!

Christopher at Sea
Tom CJ Brown
2023, 20 minutes
Four stars

Quite a voyage

Trying to save a few bucks, Christopher opts to hop on to a freighter (CHH La Traviata)  rather than take a regular commercial liner.

But soon surrounded by all manner of crew members (naked or not), he soon discovers this journey is deeply personal rather than just a trip from A to B. JWR

100% USDA Certified Organic Homemade Tofu
Gbenga Komolafe
2022, 15 minutes
Three and one half stars

The power of “growing” big boobs

Here’s a film about body satisfaction that raises more questions than it answers.

Nikki (Austria Wang) thinks her boyfriend strays on the side with full-breasted women. Mom (Miju Pascual) employs her flat-chested daughter in order to earn the cash for the “transformation” in her Korean restaurant—and then tops it up to seal the deal. Only one question remains: Why? JWR

Idiot Fish
Hakim Mao
2023, 24 minutes
Three stars

It only takes one lie

Even without any subtitles, it’s not difficult to follow this narrative. Longtime couple Guillaume (Arturo Guisi-Perrier), and Jimmy (Domhnall Herdman) opt to revisit their initial encounter with the shave of a moustache.

All goes well at the rekindling until hottie hitchhiker Dylan (Sayyid El Alami) sparks unexpected lust from one of the rejuvenating pair.

From there, the film losses its focus with, finally, nothing—sexually or relationship-wise—is ever truly resolved. JWR

Insta Gay
Simon Paluck
2023, 12 minutes
Three stars

Going blonde

On the rebound from a mutually agreeable breakup (we’re told) Michael (Paluck) and his sidekick Andi (Caleb Harwood) opt for a hair colour change. And that will solve everything? JWR

Jessica Maier, Kilian Feusi, Sujanth Ravichandran
2022, 4 minutes
Four stars

Grin and bear/bare it

Here’s a few minutes of animated fun where Bob the plumber on his gig of unplugging a pipe finds a room chock-a-block full of gay men who would love to have their “plumbing” equally attended to.

Do enjoy the ride! JWR

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