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 facebook.com/wearecouple. You can get in touch with Aidil by emailing: [email protected]

Recent Opinion

  • 2 weeks ago

    To ‘Infinity’ and beyond

  • 1 month ago

    Three new films for your indie horror fix

  • 1 month ago

    The surprise return of 'Dukun'

  • 1 month ago

    Anyone up for some new horror comedies?

More from Aidil Rusli

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 2 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,...

  • 2 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 2 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....

  • 3 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...

  • 3 months ago

    A look at three of this season’s Oscar contenders

    FEBRUARY 10 — The big day is getting closer and closer, so in order to not miss out on giving this year’s Oscar season proper coverage, I guess I’d better start writing bit...

  • 3 months ago

    Three more new genre films to start your 2018 with

    FEBRUARY 3 ― I don’t know about you, but sometimes my movie-viewing comes in fits and starts. Sometimes I’m in the mood to watch nothing but comedies, sometimes it’s all...

  • 3 months ago

    Three new genre films to start 2018 with

    JANUARY 27 — I’ve been spending most of the last two months just trying to catch up with the barrage of “quality” or “prestige” releases on offer because of the...

  • 4 months ago

    'The Commuter' ― big, dumb and smart

    JANUARY 20 ― Every now and then, especially when I encounter a new film that reminds me of it, I’ll find myself compelled to bring out a particularly favourite term when it...

  • 4 months ago

    Sean Baker and 'The Florida Project'

    JANUARY 13 ― The excitement that comes with discovery is one of the great joys of my never-ending hunger for watching films old and new. That realisation that you’re in the...

  • 4 months ago

    My favourite Blu-ray and DVD releases of 2017

    JANUARY 6 — I think 2017 was the year Malaysians finally got to witness first-hand the much vaunted “death of physical media.”  Sure, we’ve been downloading and...

  • 4 months ago

    My 10 favourite genre films of 2017

    DECEMBER 30 — Technically every film is a genre film, because all films will essentially belong to some sort of genre, playing by that genre’s rules and conventions. ...

  • 4 months ago

    My 10 favourite films of 2017

    DECEMBER 23 — 2017 hasn’t been an especially mind-blowing year when it came to movies, at least not in the sense that I found myself spoilt for choice when I started to think...