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 Opinions

  • 3 weeks ago

    Three films in Malaysian cinemas to fill your weekend with

  • 1 month ago

    When movie-watching is in Blum

  • 1 month ago

    Three films in Malaysian cinemas to cure your post-Oscars blues

  • 1 month ago

    My Oscar predictions for this year

More from Aidil Rusli

  • 2 months ago

    Two Bollywood films by female directors to kick off the year

    FEBRUARY 1 — Not being someone who keeps up with developments in the Bollywood film industry, only catching titles that interest me either because of a director’s track record...

  • 2 months ago

    Flirting with prestige with ‘1917’ and ‘The Garden Of Evening Mists’

    JANUARY 18 — With the Oscar nominations just announced earlier this week, we've definitely entered that stretch at the beginning of every year where “quality” films begin to...

  • 2 months ago

    Starting the year with horror remakes and superheroes

    JANUARY 11 ― As expected in January every year, outside of Oscar bait films (which have not made their way here yet, as the distributors here often wait till February when the...

  • 3 months ago

    My favourite Blu-ray releases of 2019

    JANUARY 4 ― There's no stopping the forward march of streaming services in 2019, with Disney+ and even Apple TV+ providing added competition to the behemoth that is Netflix, and...

  • 3 months ago

    My favourite genre films of 2019

    DECEMBER 28 — This has been another solid year for genre films, with plenty of highlights coming not only from the ever-dependable indie horror scene, but also major studios and...

  • 3 months ago

    My 10 favourite films of 2019

    DECEMBER 21 ― We've come to the end of 2019 and of course the end of the decade as well, and even though I've always come to expect cinematic excellence every year, provided one...

  • 3 months ago

    My favourite albums of 2019

    DECEMBER 14 — One of the biggest surprises this year was finding myself suddenly being in two bands, and spending most of the year being thoroughly stimulated musically as I dug...

  • 4 months ago

    Four films in Malaysian cinemas you might want to check out now

    DECEMBER 7 ― As we enter the month of December, which is usually reserved for Oscar bait and Christmas movies, and movies for kids since it's the school holidays here in...

  • 4 months ago

    Three films still playing in Malaysian cinemas you should not miss

    NOVEMBER 23 — We’re now deep into November, so even if the summer blockbuster season is long gone, this is more or less the time that the major Hollywood studios start...

  • 4 months ago

    Four films you can still catch in Malaysian cinemas this week

    NOVEMBER 9 — The biggest film opening in Malaysian cinemas this week is undoubtedly Doctor Sleep, courtesy of it being a sequel to the much beloved The Shining. ...

  • 5 months ago

    Three thrilling new horror films you should consider catching

    NOVEMBER 2 ― It's taken until November, but I may have finally found some true horror films that have a shot at making my favourite films of 2019 list later this year. The only...

  • 5 months ago

    Four new genre films to freshen up your viewing schedule

    OCTOBER 26 — I just realised that it’s been quite a while since I last got the chance to really sit down and binge on new genre releases, especially the indie ones that...

  • 5 months ago

    ‘Joker’ and ‘Ad Astra’: Making the blockbuster intimate

    OCTOBER 12 — An incredibly packed work schedule meant that for the last couple of weeks, I’ve only managed to see lots of films without being able to write about them....

  • 6 months ago

    Three Malaysian films on Malaysia Day weekend

    SEPTEMBER 21 ― I'm not sure if many people have noticed, but there's a been a huge drop in the number of Malaysian films released this year compared to the very prolific nature...

  • 6 months ago

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

    SEPTEMBER 13 — This week has seen a lot of posts on social media about the Speedy Video branch in Mid Valley closing this Sunday, September 15, which I guess could realistically...