1929 in Movies

Movie reviews for movies released theatrically in 1929.

 

1. Man with a Camera, directed by Dziga Vertov (10/10)

This is far and away the most innovative silent film I’ve seen. It’s a little short on everything else beyond camera tricks, but who cares? The only problem I have with it is the ridiculously pretentious opening credits, which make you want to hate the movie before it’s even started. However, it’s so crazy, I couldn’t stay mad at it for very long. Wowza.

 

2. Arsenal, directed by Aleksander Dovshenko (9/10)

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3. The Box of Pandora, directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst (8/10)

I believe I watched this as part of an anthology years ago and so my thoughts aren’t so clear on it.

 

4. Blackmail, directed by Alfred Hitchcock (7/10)

Hitchcock hadn’t really perfected his style yet, but this is decent.