The Untouchables ★★★★

This pulls off the camel-through-the-eye-of-an-needle-worthy feat of combining David Mamet's hyperstaccato voice (I'm particularly fond of "Many things are half the battle. *Losing* is half the battle. Let's talk about what's all of the battle") with Brian De Palma's flashy cinematic instincts (including a straight rip-off of the opening scene of Blow Out) without one getting drowned out, and then managing to make the end result an accessible, delightful piece of entertainment that everyone, not just the niche audiences for both of those things, can thoroughly enjoy. Although maybe the time spent wrangling together all these disparate threads took time away from looking at the score and maybe telling Ennio to try to stick to the orchestral stuff, so I guess it's a toss-up in the end.