Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT (15, 102 mins)

Based on a true story, Peter Cornwell's supernatural thriller revolves around a close-knit family pushed to the brink by unseen forces resident in their new home. Peter Campbell (Martin Donovan) and his wife Sara (Virginia Madsen) move to upstate Connecticut with their family into a beautiful Victoria home, which conceals a dark past. The building used to be a funeral parlour, and the old owner's son Jonah (Erik J Berg) was a conduit for evil, bridging the divide between the real and the spirit worlds. When Jonah returns to wreak havoc on the Campbells, the parents struggle to keep their family together as their eldest son Matt (Kyle Gallner) and two younger children suffer the brunt of the visitations. In desperation they turn to local holy man, Reverend Popescu (Elias Koteas), to help banish the evil from their home.

TWO LOVERS (15, 110 mins) Set in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, the new film from writer-director James Gray (The Yards, We Own The Night), explores a destructive menage a trois against a backdrop of parental expectation and religious fervour. Emotionally troubled Leonard (Joaquin Phoenix), who fails in his latest attempt to commit suicide in the sombre opening scene, is determined to earn the love and respect of his Orthodox Jewish parents (Moni Monoshov, Isabella Rossellini), who hope he will marry within the faith. Their preferred choice of bride is Sandra (Vinessa Shaw), whose father is a prime candidate to buy the family dry-cleaning business. Leonard dutifully pursues the romance and is genuinely attracted to Sandra but he finds his affections torn between the sweet, reliable Jewish girl and fun-loving, free spirit Michelle (Gwyneth Paltrow), who lives across the stairwell and is a regular fixture on New York's party scene. Unfortunately, Michelle already has a boyfriend - a married man (Elias Koteas) - and she is hopeful that he will leave his wife to be with her. …

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