Aidil Rusli

Aidil Rusli

Aidil Rusli loves rock 'n' roll, still believes in the words "indie" and "underground", and after all these years still sings in his band Couple You can get in touch with Aidil by emailing: [email protected]

Recent Opinions

  • 1 week ago

    Flirting with prestige with ‘1917’ and ‘The Garden Of Evening Mists’

  • 2 weeks ago

    Starting the year with horror remakes and superheroes

  • 3 weeks ago

    My favourite Blu-ray releases of 2019

  • 4 weeks ago

    My favourite genre films of 2019

More from Aidil Rusli

  • 1 month ago

    My 10 favourite films of 2019

    DECEMBER 21 ― We've come to the end of 2019 and of course the end of the decade as well, and even though I've always come to expect cinematic excellence every year, provided one...

  • 1 month ago

    My favourite albums of 2019

    DECEMBER 14 — One of the biggest surprises this year was finding myself suddenly being in two bands, and spending most of the year being thoroughly stimulated musically as I dug...

  • 1 month ago

    Four films in Malaysian cinemas you might want to check out now

    DECEMBER 7 ― As we enter the month of December, which is usually reserved for Oscar bait and Christmas movies, and movies for kids since it's the school holidays here in...

  • 2 months ago

    Three films still playing in Malaysian cinemas you should not miss

    NOVEMBER 23 — We’re now deep into November, so even if the summer blockbuster season is long gone, this is more or less the time that the major Hollywood studios start...

  • 2 months ago

    Four films you can still catch in Malaysian cinemas this week

    NOVEMBER 9 — The biggest film opening in Malaysian cinemas this week is undoubtedly Doctor Sleep, courtesy of it being a sequel to the much beloved The Shining. ...

  • 2 months ago

    Three thrilling new horror films you should consider catching

    NOVEMBER 2 ― It's taken until November, but I may have finally found some true horror films that have a shot at making my favourite films of 2019 list later this year. The only...

  • 3 months ago

    Four new genre films to freshen up your viewing schedule

    OCTOBER 26 — I just realised that it’s been quite a while since I last got the chance to really sit down and binge on new genre releases, especially the indie ones that...

  • 3 months ago

    ‘Joker’ and ‘Ad Astra’: Making the blockbuster intimate

    OCTOBER 12 — An incredibly packed work schedule meant that for the last couple of weeks, I’ve only managed to see lots of films without being able to write about them....

  • 4 months ago

    Three Malaysian films on Malaysia Day weekend

    SEPTEMBER 21 ― I'm not sure if many people have noticed, but there's a been a huge drop in the number of Malaysian films released this year compared to the very prolific nature...

  • 4 months ago

    The closing of Speedy Video in Mid Valley and what it means for Malaysian cinema

    SEPTEMBER 13 — This week has seen a lot of posts on social media about the Speedy Video branch in Mid Valley closing this Sunday, September 15, which I guess could realistically...

  • 4 months ago

    Three films you should catch in Malaysian cinemas this week

    SEPTEMBER 7 — Despite this being nowhere near the peak of summer movie season, this has to be one of the most bountiful weeks of the year when it comes to movie choices...

  • 4 months ago

    ‘Ready Or Not’ — a wickedly fun horror flick you shouldn’t miss

    AUGUST 31 — I get excited whenever an indie horror flick (or a studio horror flick with indie horror pedigree) opens in Malaysian cinemas.  Normally the kind of pleasures...

  • 5 months ago

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    AUGUST 24 — For most people who started to watch films seriously in the 90s, the name Quentin Tarantino holds as much power and influence as Kurt Cobain’s name did for serious...

  • 5 months ago

    'Parasite' and 'Shoplifters': Two years, two Palmes and two families

    AUGUST 17 ― When it comes to the Cannes Film Festival, I usually don't pay too much attention to the eventual Palme d'Or winners every year, because like the Oscars, consensus...

  • 5 months ago

    ‘Late Night’ and ‘Dying To Survive’: Using the comfortably familiar to tell timely tales

    AUGUST 10 — This past week has more or less been all about Hobbs & Shaw, a spinoff of the Fast and Furious franchise, in Malaysian cinemas and presumably all...