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

    Two swooning indie romances worth checking out

  • 1 week ago

    Teen rom-coms for your post-Valentine feels

  • 2 weeks ago

    ‘Tis the season for some hostage horror flicks

  • 3 weeks ago

    ‘Psycho Goreman’ — a nostalgic, hilarious, warm and cheesy delight

More from Aidil Rusli

  • 1 month ago

    Anthony Mackie double feature with ‘Synchronic’ and ‘Outside The Wire’

    JANUARY 23 — If you’re a casual movie fan, I’m sure you’d at least be familiar with Anthony Mackie’s face, if not his name.  He’s undoubtedly most popular as...

  • 1 month ago

    Checking out three Oscar hopefuls from Netflix

    JANUARY 16 ― Even after the strange year that was 2020, it looks like 2021 is already cooking up its own version of strangeness, with what happened at the Capitol and how Donald...

  • 1 month ago

    ‘Soul’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ — two major films in local cinemas right now

    JANUARY 9 — There are films that do just fine being viewed in the comforts of your own home, whether through streaming, downloads or physical copies of the films.  With...

  • 2 months ago

    My favourite Blu-ray releases of 2020

    JANUARY 2 ― Like the last few years, even long after physical media has been pronounced “dead” in certain quarters due to the prevalence of streaming, if you’re a certain...

  • 2 months ago

    My 10 favourite genre films of 2020

    DECEMBER 26 ― 2020 is the year that movie theatres were shut for almost three quarters of the year because of Covid-19, which understandably affected Hollywood blockbusters the...

  • 2 months ago

    My 10 favourite films of 2020

    DECEMBER 19 ― With 2020 being the year where a lot of things have been put on hold courtesy of the Covid-19 pandemic, something as communal as movie-going, especially the whole...

  • 2 months ago

    My favourite albums of 2020

    DECEMBER 12 ― I think it’s safe to say that for quite a number of us, especially those involved in the music scene, 2020 will be remembered as the year most of us were forced...

  • 3 months ago

    Jiu-jitsu, Nicolas Cage and a tip of the hat to the ridiculous

    NOVEMBER 28 ― Cult film fandom covers a wide enough area of interest that to simply lump them all into one general phrase like “cult films” is actually kind of a disservice...

  • 3 months ago

    Heartbreak horror and its very particular wonders

    NOVEMBER 21 ― Horror may be a bit of a disreputable genre nowadays, thanks to the proliferation of a lot of cheaply made, strictly by-the-numbers films that religiously follow...

  • 3 months ago

    Two under-the-radar genre movies from two different countries worth investigating

    NOVEMBER 14 ― Staying cooped up at home (for a lot of people in the “non-essential” industries at least) for another month, which more or less officially makes 2020 the year...

  • 3 months ago

    Two new apocalypse movies with a sense of humour

    NOVEMBER 7 ― When the Covid-19 pandemic first arrived in March, the whole lockdown thing happening across the world had no doubt set minds everywhere back to movies they've seen...

  • 4 months ago

    Two new indie horror flicks to watch for Halloween

    OCTOBER 31 ― It’s Halloween this weekend and even if Halloween has never been much of a thing in terms of actual celebrations and festivities over here in Malaysia,...

  • 4 months ago

    When US indie movies flirt with horror

    OCTOBER 24 — Back in the late 80s and early 90s, when names like Spike Lee, Steven Soderbergh, Whit Stillman, Richard Linklater, Todd Solondz, Gregg Araki, Hal Hartley and...

  • 4 months ago

    Cure your CMCO blues with some brainless low-budget action movie fun

    OCTOBER 17 ― The return of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) has made quite a few of us feel a bit down especially when considering that the initial two-week period...

  • 4 months ago

    Three genre movies to stream or watch in Malaysian cinemas

    OCTOBER 10 — Even before we entered the post-lockdown era of watching movies in the cinema, it was quite apparent that there’s never a shortage of horror films being made and...