I Accuse ★★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Abel Gance is one of the masters of visual story telling. One has to look no farther than two of his other masterpieces, La Roue and Napoleon. A few years before both of those, though, he gave the world the marvelous J'Accuse, thus setting the stage for what was to come.

The ways that he shot not only scenes of war, love, or the dead walking, but also things as simple as human faces, tell the whole story. J'Accuse is about the pain and suffering of war, but also of human emotion. It wonders, as Rodney King so simply put it years later, can we all get along?