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Yi Ling is a content strategist, editor, writer and photographer who has been blogging since 2003. For more of her work check out her website here: https://onthenew.wordpress.com
Yi Ling is a content strategist, editor, writer and photographer who has been blogging since 2003. For more of her work check out her website here: https://onthenew.wordpress.com


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The Man Behind “La La Land”: Damien Chazelle discusses his new film

By   November 18, 2016

Yi Ling Huang was at a preview screening of Damien Chazelle’s newest, Oscar-tipped, film where she heard what the writer and director had to say about production. A filmmaker whose work seamlessly weaves together film, writing and music, Damien Chazelle first appeared on the public’s radar with 2014’s award-winning Whiplash. An aspiring jazz drummer in […]

“Arrival” engages with its exploration of communication, memory and extraterrestrial life

By   November 1, 2016

Yi Ling Huang examines Denis Villeneuve’s straight-talking sci-fi powerhouse Arrival. How do you communicate with someone who doesn’t understand the same language? What if that someone is a ‘something’, with little first-hand knowledge of human interaction or experience of life on Earth? Arrival tackles these questions head-on, exploring how linguist Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) […]

“La La Land” is an exuberant, fresh take on past and present

By   October 10, 2016

Yi Ling Huang reviews the hottest musical of recent memory. Damien Chazelle gives a fresh twist to an established genre with La La Land, an exuberant musical which bridges romance, comedy and drama. Loosely speaking, La La Land is a musical homage to Los Angeles and showbiz, with aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz-loving […]

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby – Them

By   November 4, 2014

Having recently covered the London Film Festival, guest writer Yi Ling Huang had the pleasure of attending the UK premiere for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. Here she reviews the movie for The Spread. “Tragedy is a foreign country. We don’t know how to talk to the natives”. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby plays with parallel narratives, with all […]

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