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"Neighbors" - Los Angeles Premiere

Carla Gallo - "Neighbors" - Los Angeles Premiere - Westwood, California, United States - Monday 28th April 2014

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World premiere of 'Neighbors'

Carla Gallo - World premiere of Universal Pictures 'Neighbors' at Regency Village Theater in Westwood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 28th April 2014

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HBO's Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Post Award Reception

Carla Gallo and Sarah Paulson - HBO's Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Post Award Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd September 2013

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Picture - Carla Gallo , Saturday 12th April 2008

Carla Gallo Saturday 12th April 2008 HBO's Annual Emmy Awards Post Awards Reception at the Pacific Design Center

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Picture - Carla Gallo , Saturday 22nd September 2012

Carla Gallo Saturday 22nd September 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea 2012 presented by BBC America - Arrivals

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Spanking the Monkey Review


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Like trip-hop group Massive Attack, David O. Russell started off quiet and slowly became loud as all get-out. With all the craziness and banter that came out over Russell's philosophical slapstick masterpiece I Heart Huckabees, it's hard to believe that his foray began with this very quiet, very shocking film. Even the settings seem to have slowly become more and more convoluted: Spanking the Monkey was filmed in a quiet, almost-Podunk town in upstate New York, I Heart Huckabees is set in the sprawling, bombastic landscape of Los Angeles. However many differences I can name, there's no denying that both films are Russell's; they both exude a peculiarity and hypnotic style that piss plenty of people off.

Raymond (Jeremy Davies) is prepping himself for a very rewarding medical internship when his father, Tom (Benjamin Hendrickson), insists that he return home to take care of his sick mother (Alberta Watson) who has broken her leg. As all college students are, Ray becomes randy and hormonal with mounting professional frustration, the constant physical contact with his mother and the inclusion of Toni (Carla Gallo), a high school student that he tries to deflower. The rest of the movie is, essentially, leading up to the big climax of Ray getting frisky with his mom in an incestuous, liquor-driven free-for-all. It's easily one of the more interesting films about oedipal relations, but there are problems.

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Sexual Life Review


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Deja vu. I've now seen this movie three times: Only the first two times it was called Chain of Desire and Love in the Time of Money. Fortunately, Sexual Life is the marginal best of these three remarkably similar films: Each of which uses the new cliche of "six degrees of (sexual) separation" to tell its story. We start with one couple: Then she goes off to another guy, then he hooks up with another girl, and so on and so on until the movie comes full circle, of course. See, we're all screwing each other! Deep? Hardly, but a number of engaging performances here, most notably Elizabeth Banks and a less-crazy Anne Heche, elevate this into reasonable watchability.

Spanking the Monkey Review


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Probably the best mother-son incest movie ever made, and I mean that from the heart. Incidentally, this is David O. Russell's first film, launching his career as a purveyor of the truly bizarre.
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