Titanic ★★★★★

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Painstaking attention to detail to an actual event brought to life, along with James Cameron in top form; this is an epic for the ages. We can talk about how hokey the script is, but I don’t care about it, and might even disagree with that. It’s just a terrific story, with two great performances by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Billy Zane almost steals the show though, he’s truly amazing in this. The visuals more than hold up, but that can be expected from Cameron. His movies do not age, especially this. 
A classic love story with an epic scale to it all. 
The last hour regarding the sinking may very well be the apex of Cameron’s power as a director. He neatly navigates the two thousand souls all the way through the disaster, and beautifully realizes the tragedy of it all. Heartbreaking and amazing. Not only is this one of the greatest films ever made, but it’s easily one of the most immersive. You just get sucked in and you don’t come back for 194 minutes. 
Essential cinema.

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