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

  • 6 days ago

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

  • 1 month ago

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

  • 1 month ago

    Four films now playing in Malaysian cinemas near you

  • 1 month ago

    Apocalypse now and always

More from Aidil Rusli

  • 2 months ago

    The state of rom-coms today

    JULY 14 — Romantic comedies (or rom-coms as people often call them) used to be really big business. In the 1930s and early 1940s they came in the form of screwball comedies —...

  • 2 months ago

    Another three movies to see in Malaysian cinemas this week

    JULY 7 — The arrival of the month of July also means that the summer movie season will be in full swing now, even more so than the already pretty happening months of June and...

  • 2 months ago

    Three movies to see in Malaysian cinemas this week

    JUNE 30 — It’s been a long time since I last felt spoiled for choice in Malaysian cinemas. It may have even been two or three years since I last found it really hard to catch...

  • 2 months ago

    Two films give the superhero origin story a fresh twist

    JUNE 23 — Superhero movies may be ubiquitous now, but even after so many of them bombarding our consciousness, especially in the last decade, we still can’t seem to get enough...

  • 3 months ago

    The coming out of the mainstream coming of age teen movie

    JUNE 16 ― Like any other genre, the coming of age film also has a lot of variations... even sub-genres. Some come in the form of a serious drama, some go all out in the...

  • 3 months ago

    Two new Tarantino-esque films to check out

    JUNE 9 ― As loved and influential as Quentin Tarantino was and still is, the biggest downside to being that successful is the inevitable amount of bandwagon jumping and copycats...

  • 3 months ago

    Revenge, sometimes best served hot as well

    JUNE 2 ― As a matter of personal taste, the underdog wins every time. So in terms of cinema, a great trashy film is often something I find myself loving more than a great classy...

  • 3 months ago

    Three new foreign language films you may want to seek out

    MAY 26 — If you have the hunger, there can and never will be enough films to watch in your lifetime, and these are just the good ones.  Provided, of course, that you cast...

  • 4 months ago

    To ‘Infinity’ and beyond

    MAY 5 — Some films you can write about as soon as they open. Some you can even write about days in advance of their release. But there are also films so entrenched in our...

  • 5 months ago

    Three new films for your indie horror fix

     APRIL 21 — It’s pretty satisfying to see a new horror film dominating conversations pretty much everywhere it is being released, even in Malaysia.  What’s...

  • 5 months ago

    The surprise return of 'Dukun'

    APRIL 14 ― “Lost films” is a term that not many Malaysians are familiar with. Even trying to correctly define what a “lost film” is will take more than the normal length...

  • 5 months ago

    Anyone up for some new horror comedies?

    APRIL 7 — When it comes to horror films, I’ve always regarded them as a sort of rollercoaster ride to be enjoyed, with a mixture of scares, thrills, sudden jolts and laughs...

  • 5 months ago

    Three new lo-fi sci-fi treats to discover

    MARCH 31 — Sci-fi, especially lo-fi sci-fi, isn't the most popular of genres. Outside of comic book adaptations and well-established franchises, sci-fi films have always found...

  • 5 months ago

    Two new Malaysian films to catch in cinemas now

    MARCH 24 — It’s been a while since I last wrote about Malaysian films here, such is the dearth of excitement in the local film scene in the past few months. Abang Long...

  • 6 months ago

    Three new sci-fi films on Netflix

    MARCH 17 ― Blade Runner 2049, made with a budget of US$300 million (RM1.17 billion) and backed by the star power of Ryan Gosling, failed to make even US$100 million in the US,...