Today's installment of the Condition is part one of a 55-minute conversation I had with Victor J. Morton. By day, Morton is the national editor of The Washington Times. But, on the Interwebs, he's known among film nerds as Rightwing Film Geek, an arch-conservative who has a very unique (dare I say, liberal!) taste in movies.
While I expected our conversation to be an engaging one, I didn't expect it to leave my head buzzing. The man practically talked circles around me, making me feel like I was going on a short yellow bus to nowhere.
The man knows his movies, as you will hear in this podcast, recorded a couple of weeks ago. (I say this because I make a mention of a certain Chapel Hill theater that at the time existed when we talked.) Victor and I touch on everything, from to this year's lousy batch of Oscar nominees (especially the "very well-made lie" that was "Frost/Nixon") to movies geared to a conservative audience to why Alexander Dovzhenko's 1930 film "Earth" is one of the greatest movies of all time to why he thinks "The Girlfriend Experience" is one of the more fascinating movie experiences he's seen this year.
This man left me in awe. You'll probably leave this thing with the same impression I still have: Victor J. Morton just may be the coolest Republican alive! You can also download it here.
COMING FRIDAY: Part two, where Vic and I get into the sham that is "Easy Virtue," the underrated genius of Harold Lloyd and why Beavis and Butthead just may be the greatest critics who ever existed.