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

  • 2 days ago

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

  • 1 week ago

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

  • 2 weeks ago

    Ready for some rom-com on the big screen?

  • 3 weeks ago

    ‘Avengers: Endgame’ — the end of a journey

More from Aidil Rusli

  • 1 month ago

    A look at ‘Two Sisters’, ‘Friend Zone’ and ‘Fighting with My Family’

    APRIL 20 — This week is probably the first time in a very long while that nothing major from the Hollywood studios opened in local cinemas, probably in anticipation of the...

  • 1 month ago

    A quick look at 'Fly By Night', 'Pet Sematary' and 'Shazam!'

    APRIL 13 ― We're less than three weeks away from what is surely the most hotly-anticipated cinematic event of 2019 ― the release of Avengers: Endgame on April 25. Tickets for...

  • 1 month ago

    ‘Crazy Alien’, ‘KGF: Chapter 1’ and the strange quirks of the Asian blockbuster

    MARCH 30 — Due to our overfamiliarity with Hollywood blockbusters, which probably take up more than 60-70 per cent of our cinemas’ screen time, even the most casual of film...

  • 1 month ago

    ‘The Golem’ and ‘The Appearance’ bring religious period horror films back

    MARCH 23 — Period horror films are not something you encounter often, especially in this age of streaming where budgets are getting lower and lower.  As with any kind of...

  • 2 months ago

    'Captain Marvel' and a few other goodies in Malaysian cinemas this week

    MARCH 9 ― The wait is half over. Avengers: Endgame might be the most anticipated film of 2019, thanks to Avengers: Infinity War's jaw-dropping ending, but the film's post-credit...

  • 2 months ago

    Alternatives and choices in 'Misteri Dilaila' and 'Happy Death Day 2U'

    MARCH 2 ― Now that the 2019 Oscars are over, and however you may feel about the results (for the record, I'm fine with Green Book's win because I can now call the genius...

  • 2 months ago

    My predictions for the 2019 Oscars

    FEBRUARY 23 ― The 2019 Oscars is just a few days away, and in a much welcome change from the previous Oscars, there doesn't seem to be any consensus at all between the preceding...

  • 3 months ago

    Four films you can catch in Malaysian cinemas now

    FEB 16 — Two more weeks to the Oscars on February 25, so I guess my predictions and notes will have to wait till the weekend just before the ceremony.  But it’s still...

  • 3 months ago

    Four interesting new genre films to start your 2019 with

    FEBRUARY 2 — I’ve been spending most of my free time at the start of 2019 just trying to catch up with as many of the Oscar-nominated movies as possible. I’ve still got a...

  • 4 months ago

    Four must-see films in Malaysian cinemas now

    JANUARY 19 ― Aside from being prime real estate for movies hoping to make their mark in that year's Oscar race, January has also long been known as a sort of dumping ground by...

  • 4 months ago

    My favourite Blu-ray releases of 2018

    JANUARY 12 — Every cloud has a silver lining, people often say. With streaming bulldozing its way through the home video market even more in 2018 and sales of physical media...

  • 4 months ago

    My 10 favourite genre films of 2018

    JANUARY 5 ― It's been another strong year for genre films, which I'm defining as films from more specific genres like horror, thriller, action films/fight flicks and a certain...

  • 4 months ago

    My favourite films of 2018

    DECEMBER 29 ― I'm pretty sure I say this almost every year, but 2018 really did feel extra special to me in terms of encountering pure cinematic pleasure. “Pleasure” of...

  • 4 months ago

    My favourite albums of 2018

    DECEMBER 22 ― It’s that time of the year again, when everyone will be geekily making lists of all their favourite things in 2018, and I don't want to miss out on the fun...

  • 5 months 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...