Titanic ★★★★½

25 years later, the sequence of the Titanic sinking is still one of the best pieces of blockbuster filmmaking. Big screen, small screen, that sequence is engrossing.

James Cameron's attention to detail with the scale of the ship, the lavishness of the interiors and the historical accuracy are immaculate. I've seen this film more times than I'll admit to, and the fact that the emotions still get to me highlights Cameron's strength as a storyteller.

Screenplays are more than the dialogue spoken in the film. Jack and Rose's love story beautifully relishes in poor boy/rich girl and tragic star-crossed lovers tropes. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet's chemistry beautifully sells the inherent melodramatic nature of the romance.

I still need to play catch-up with the other Best Picture nominees from 1997. But Titanic deserves all 11 of its Oscar wins.

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