Do the Right Thing
1989
****½
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: John Turturro, Danny Aiello, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Rosie Perez

Spike Lee’s finest effort is a feisty drama about the events during one hot day around an Italian pizzeria in a black Brooklyn neighbourhood. There’s great characterisation and colourful, not to mention foul-mouthed, dialogue. Did the climax of the film influence the riots of 1991 in L.A.?