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

    ‘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...