One of the many ways Fantastic Fest sets itself apart from other film festivals is by organizing events that don’t necessarily involve watching movies. Every year, one of the highlights from the festival is something they like to call Fantastic Debates, which features feuds between filmmakers, critics, and festival runners, settled during a night of public debates, alcohol and boxing. This year’s Fantastic Debates was presented in collaboration with the new documentary Knuckle with the main event featuring Fantastic Fest co-founder Tim League squaring off against the star/subject of the film, James Quinn McDonagh. However it was the undercard that really interested me, featuring two Lord of the Rings co-stars Dominic Monaghan and Elijah Wood, slugging it out. Thanks to the powers of the interent, anyone not present at the event can now watch it from home. Enjoy!
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