The ESQUIRE THEATRE presents EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987), directed by Steven Spielberg and starring a young Christian Bale.
Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, the Critics Consensus: "One of Steven Spielberg's most ambitious efforts of the 1980s, Empire of the Sun remains an underrated gem in the director's distinguished filmography."
Synopsis: A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.
The ESQUIRE THEATRE presents RED SUN (1971) starring Charles Bronson, Toshirô Mifune and Alain Delon.
Synopsis: In what was billed as "The First East-Meets-West Western," In 1870, a gang robs a train and steals a ceremonial Japanese sword meant as a gift from Japan to the U.S. President, prompting a manhunt where Toshiro Mifune plays Kuroda, a samurai warrior who accompanies a Japanese diplomat to the United States to retrieve it.
Given its cast and theme, Red Sun was predictably enough a major box-office success in Europe and Japan, but it passed through with little notice in the United States.
The ESQUIRE THEATRE presents, SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 98%! The Critics Consensus: "Arguably the greatest movie about Hollywood, Billy Wilder's masterpiece Sunset Boulevard is a tremendously entertaining combination of noir, black comedy, and character study"
Synopsis: Gloria Swanson, as Norma Desmond, an aging silent-film queen, and William Holden, as the struggling young screenwriter who is held in thrall by her madness, created two of the screen's most memorable characters in "Sunset Boulevard." Winner of three Academy Awards®, director Billy Wilder's powerful orchestration of the bizarre tale is a true cinematic classic. From the unforgettable opening sequence -- a body found floating in a decayed mansion's swimming pool -- through the inevitable unfolding of tragic destiny, "Sunset Boulevard" is the definitive statement on the dark and desperate side of Hollywood. Erich von Stroheim as Desmond's discoverer, ex-husband and butler, and Nancy Olson as the bright spot amidst unrelenting ominousness, are equally celebrated for their masterful performances.
The ESQUIRE THEATRE presents EVIL UNDER THE SUN (1982) based on Agatha Christie's novel of the same name.
If you liked KNIVES OUT, don't miss this classic who dunnit?
Synopsis: When a successful but extremely narcissistic Broadway actress is murdered while visiting a Mediterranean island resort, the famed sleuth Hercule Poirot is called to find the culprit. Poirot must find the killer amongst a wide variety of potential suspects, all of whom have good reasons for wanting the victim dead.
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