The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival finished up over the weekend, and our liaison up north managed to watch nearly 20 of the documentaries offered in the program. Of those, he highlights a third that he considers the top nonfiction selections of the event.
There are a few former Oscar nominees now up for Emmy Awards in news and documentary categories. Other favorites among those recognized include ‘The Imposter,’ ‘Special Flight’ and ‘Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt.’
Directed by Oscar winner Daniel Junge (‘Saving Face’) and Bryan Storkel (‘Holy Rollers’), this film looks at the intersection of Christianity and MMA fighting, focusing on ministers who also participate in violent cage matches. Obviously it’ll make a great double-feature with the 2012 doc ‘Ultimate Christian Wrestling.’
In this week’s episode, Daniel and Christopher are joined by Kristy Puchko (Cinema Blend; PopCrush) to discuss Lotfy Nathan’s ’12 O’Clock Boys,’ which is one of the most critically acclaimed and honored docs of 2014 so far. Somehow the three of us are united in not thinking it’s such a great film, though it is definitely one with a lot to discuss.