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]

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  • 6 days ago

    My favourite Blu-ray releases of 2018

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    My 10 favourite genre films of 2018

  • 2 weeks ago

    My favourite films of 2018

  • 3 weeks ago

    My favourite albums of 2018

More from Aidil Rusli

  • 1 month ago

    A beautiful dream you wish would never end

    DECEMBER 15 ― No matter how good your Internet connection is, and no matter how good your movie hunting/downloading skills might be, one of the biggest disadvantages to being a...

  • 1 month ago

    ‘Guang’ — the best Malaysian film of 2018?

    DECEMBER 8 — With the way things have been going for Malaysian cinema in the last two to three years, I don’t think anyone expected 2018 to be any different, be it in terms of...

  • 1 month ago

    Four films offering four different approaches to #BlackLivesMatter

    DECEMBER 1 — Give or take, it's been about five to six years since #BlackLivesMatter became a thing on social media. By most accounts, the use of that hashtag began after the...

  • 1 month ago

    'Polis Evo 2' changes the game again

    NOVEMBER 24 ― Who would have thought, back in 2015, that a mainstream Malay movie starring Shaheizy Sam and comedian Zizan Razak, with the unpromising title Polis Evo...

  • 2 months ago

    Three films now playing in Malaysian cinemas

    NOVEMBER 17 ― As we eagerly await the arrival of Polis Evo 2 into Malaysian cinemas next week ― hopefully another strong addition to this year’s unexpected local film...

  • 2 months ago

    Two very worthy genre gems from the world of indie horror

    NOVEMBER 10 — This has turned out to be a very healthy year for quality horror and genre flicks. From worthy mainstream hits like A Quiet Place and Hereditary to more...

  • 2 months ago

    Two wonderful new genre gems on Netflix

    NOVEMBER 3 — Even though we don’t really celebrate Halloween here in Malaysia, I’m pretty sure quite a number of us, thanks to the influence of American horror movies, are...

  • 2 months ago

    The road to the Oscars begins with ‘First Man’ and ‘A Star Is Born’

    OCTOBER 27 — Traditionally the Oscar season begins somewhere in December or late November, as the studios slowly begin the rollout of their Oscar hopefuls in cinemas and make...

  • 2 months ago

    ‘Andhadhun’ & ‘A Simple Favor’: In the spirit of the Coen brothers’ movies

    OCTOBER 20 — By now the Coen brothers brand is synonymous with the term “black comedy.” Even though they’ve made plenty of films with dark humour even before Fargo became...

  • 3 months ago

    Girl power in two new American indies from A24

    OCTOBER 13 ― Surprisingly, I've found quite a lot to love in this year's American indie offerings. I guess with the continued expansion of streaming services like Netflix and...

  • 3 months ago

    Check out some of the 'fringe' films playing in local cinemas

    OCTOBER 6 ― With the summer movie season long gone now that we've entered October, the non-stop Hollywood blockbuster assault that's been with us since May is a thing of the...

  • 3 months ago

    'Langsuir', 'Sebelum Iblis Menjemput', 'Paskal' and a potential awakening?

    SEPTEMBER 29 ― What is up with 2018? First, we got to witness the unlikely events of May 9 when an unlikely victory saw Pakatan Harapan end Barisan Nasional's 61-year reign as...

  • 3 months ago

    New killer Bs for you to check out

    SEPTEMBER 22 — Just a few hours before I wrote this, I read with much excitement about the announcement, launch and manifesto of a new Malaysian film production company calling...

  • 4 months ago

    'Munafik 2', 'One Two Jaga' or 'Rise: Ini Kalilah'?

    SEPTEMBER 15 ― After quite a depressing box-office slump in the last few years, August and September this year has seen the sort of recovery that can only be described with one...

  • 5 months ago

    Examining the impact of ‘Hantu Kak Limah’ and ‘Pulang’

    AUGUST 18 — Outside of Dukun (which reportedly made RM10 million at the local box-office) and KL Special Force (RM12.2 million), 2018 has been another slow...