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

  • 4 days ago

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

  • 1 week ago

    Three films you should catch in Malaysian cinemas this week

  • 2 weeks ago

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

  • 3 weeks ago

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

More from Aidil Rusli

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month ago

    ‘Ma’, ‘Anna’ and ‘Rocketman’: To see or not to see?

    AUGUST 3 — As the summer movie season starts to wind down, the choices of movies opening in Malaysian cinemas have become a bit more interesting. The past week is case in point,...

  • 1 month ago

    Three new genre movies to check out

    JULY 27 — As a big fan and champion of the indie horror scene, I'm always on the lookout for interesting new films to check out, either based on the track record of the...

  • 1 month ago

    'Crawl' and a few other horror movies for gorehounds out there

    JULY 20 ― As Spider-Man: Far From Home continues its impressive assault on the global box-office, and with the next Hollywood tentpole being The Lion King “live” action...

  • 2 months ago

    Three big summer movies in Malaysian cinemas right now

    JULY 13 -- With the summer movie season in full swing now that we’re already in the middle of July, the big movies have been coming in thick and fast. One downside to this is...

  • 2 months ago

    Three new comedies to welcome the summer

    JUNE 29 — The time when the summer movie season included blockbuster comedies and rom-coms is probably long gone, with Hollywood almost fully concentrating on guaranteed...

  • 2 months ago

    'Toy Story 4': Deeper and more emotionally satisfying than expected

    JUNE 22 ― When it comes to sequels, especially those made by big Hollywood studios, the general rule is and will always be that more often than not, the law of diminishing...

  • 3 months ago

    Three SE Asian films you can watch on Netflix now

    JUNE 15 — The Netflix debate among those involved in the film industry will perhaps only end with either the demise of Netflix itself, or the theatrical distribution model...

  • 3 months ago

    What to watch in cinemas this week?

    JUNE 8 ― It's the school and Raya holidays this week, so I'm pretty sure a lot of us are looking forward to a cinema outing with our family, friends and loved ones. Looking at...

  • 3 months ago

    Three high concept genre gems waiting to be discovered

    MAY 25 ― I've always had a soft spot for high concept low budget movies, especially genre ones. When done right, they can be downright brilliant like both movies by Shane...

  • 4 months ago

    ‘John Wick 3’, ‘Brightburn’ and ‘Detective Pikachu’ yes, the summer movie season's almost here!

    MAY 18 ― June is just two weeks away, and we're already starting to experience an avalanche of big ticket new releases in Malaysian cinemas, which is a sure sign that the summer...

  • 4 months ago

    Three new lo-fi sci-fi goodies you might want to check out

    MAY 11 ― As we approach June, it means that the summer blockbuster movie season is just around the corner. This was inaugurated by the box-office behemoth that is Avengers:...

  • 4 months ago

    Ready for some rom-com on the big screen?

    MAY 4 — Rom-coms used to be really big business in the 90s, with Hollywood studios churning them out one after another, especially after the huge box-office success of Sleepless...

  • 4 months ago

    ‘Avengers: Endgame’ — the end of a journey

     APRIL 27 — It's finally here. Whether you're one of the first ones to watch it in Malaysia at one of those 7am screenings on April 24 or much later, the wait is over. All...