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

  • 2 days ago

    Three big summer movies in Malaysian cinemas right now

  • 2 weeks ago

    Three new comedies to welcome the summer

  • 3 weeks ago

    'Toy Story 4': Deeper and more emotionally satisfying than expected

  • 1 month ago

    Three SE Asian films you can watch on Netflix now

More from Aidil Rusli

  • 1 month ago

    What to watch in cinemas this week?

    JUNE 8 ― It's the school and Raya holidays this week, so I'm pretty sure a lot of us are looking forward to a cinema outing with our family, friends and loved ones. Looking at...

  • 1 month ago

    Three high concept genre gems waiting to be discovered

    MAY 25 ― I've always had a soft spot for high concept low budget movies, especially genre ones. When done right, they can be downright brilliant like both movies by Shane...

  • 1 month ago

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

    MAY 18 ― June is just two weeks away, and we're already starting to experience an avalanche of big ticket new releases in Malaysian cinemas, which is a sure sign that the summer...

  • 2 months ago

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

    MAY 11 ― As we approach June, it means that the summer blockbuster movie season is just around the corner. This was inaugurated by the box-office behemoth that is Avengers:...

  • 2 months ago

    Ready for some rom-com on the big screen?

    MAY 4 — Rom-coms used to be really big business in the 90s, with Hollywood studios churning them out one after another, especially after the huge box-office success of Sleepless...

  • 2 months ago

    ‘Avengers: Endgame’ — the end of a journey

     APRIL 27 — It's finally here. Whether you're one of the first ones to watch it in Malaysia at one of those 7am screenings on April 24 or much later, the wait is over. All...

  • 2 months 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...

  • 3 months 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...

  • 3 months 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...

  • 3 months 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...

  • 4 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...

  • 4 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...

  • 4 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...

  • 4 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...

  • 5 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...