David O. Russell has reinvented himself as a Scorsese-fueled ensemble director as of recently, but "Three Kings" remains his masterpiece. A visually groundbreaking masterwork that capped off the 90's in what is arguably still the best year for cinema in the last 25 years.
A different type of war film. Wherein most war movies are desensitizing experiences, Russell actually attempts to RE-sensitize his audience, making them feel each bullet shot. It is amazing how much dark content politically subversive elements he fits in under the guise of a wartime romp.