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 Opinion

  • 5 days ago

    The state of rom-coms today

  • 1 week ago

    Another three movies to see in Malaysian cinemas this week

  • 2 weeks ago

    Three movies to see in Malaysian cinemas this week

  • 3 weeks ago

    Two films give the superhero origin story a fresh twist

More from Aidil Rusli

  • 1 month ago

    The coming out of the mainstream coming of age teen movie

    JUNE 16 ― Like any other genre, the coming of age film also has a lot of variations... even sub-genres. Some come in the form of a serious drama, some go all out in the...

  • 1 month ago

    Two new Tarantino-esque films to check out

    JUNE 9 ― As loved and influential as Quentin Tarantino was and still is, the biggest downside to being that successful is the inevitable amount of bandwagon jumping and copycats...

  • 1 month ago

    Revenge, sometimes best served hot as well

    JUNE 2 ― As a matter of personal taste, the underdog wins every time. So in terms of cinema, a great trashy film is often something I find myself loving more than a great classy...

  • 1 month ago

    Three new foreign language films you may want to seek out

    MAY 26 — If you have the hunger, there can and never will be enough films to watch in your lifetime, and these are just the good ones.  Provided, of course, that you cast...

  • 2 months ago

    To ‘Infinity’ and beyond

    MAY 5 — Some films you can write about as soon as they open. Some you can even write about days in advance of their release. But there are also films so entrenched in our...

  • 2 months ago

    Three new films for your indie horror fix

     APRIL 21 — It’s pretty satisfying to see a new horror film dominating conversations pretty much everywhere it is being released, even in Malaysia.  What’s...

  • 3 months ago

    The surprise return of 'Dukun'

    APRIL 14 ― “Lost films” is a term that not many Malaysians are familiar with. Even trying to correctly define what a “lost film” is will take more than the normal length...

  • 3 months ago

    Anyone up for some new horror comedies?

    APRIL 7 — When it comes to horror films, I’ve always regarded them as a sort of rollercoaster ride to be enjoyed, with a mixture of scares, thrills, sudden jolts and laughs...

  • 3 months ago

    Three new lo-fi sci-fi treats to discover

    MARCH 31 — Sci-fi, especially lo-fi sci-fi, isn't the most popular of genres. Outside of comic book adaptations and well-established franchises, sci-fi films have always found...

  • 3 months ago

    Two new Malaysian films to catch in cinemas now

    MARCH 24 — It’s been a while since I last wrote about Malaysian films here, such is the dearth of excitement in the local film scene in the past few months. Abang Long...

  • 4 months ago

    Three new sci-fi films on Netflix

    MARCH 17 ― Blade Runner 2049, made with a budget of US$300 million (RM1.17 billion) and backed by the star power of Ryan Gosling, failed to make even US$100 million in the US,...

  • 4 months ago

    ‘Death Wish’: At long last another successful troll by Eli Roth

    MARCH 10 — Around this time last year, a genre film opened in the US and Canada and sparked a debate around a difficult subject—racism. That film was Get Out, which has...

  • 4 months ago

    Oscars 2018: My predictions

    MARCH 3 — It’s finally here, this coming Sunday (or Monday over here in Malaysia), and after setting it all up in the past few weeks with my reviews of the competing films for...

  • 4 months ago

    Oscars 2018: The big hitters

    FEBRUARY 24 ― I mentioned in this column three weeks back one of the most unique things about this year’s Oscar season is the lack of any big film as a clear front runner....

  • 5 months ago

    Oscars 2018: A look at three smaller contenders

    FEBRUARY 17 — One of the more unique things about the Oscars can be found in the nominations in the acting categories. Of course the first big caveat is that the nominations...