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]

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    My favourite Blu-ray releases of 2018

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    My 10 favourite genre films of 2018

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    My favourite films of 2018

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    My favourite albums of 2018

More from Aidil Rusli

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month ago

    ‘Guang’ — the best Malaysian film of 2018?

    DECEMBER 8 — With the way things have been going for Malaysian cinema in the last two to three years, I don’t think anyone expected 2018 to be any different, be it in terms of...

  • 1 month ago

    Four films offering four different approaches to #BlackLivesMatter

    DECEMBER 1 — Give or take, it's been about five to six years since #BlackLivesMatter became a thing on social media. By most accounts, the use of that hashtag began after the...

  • 1 month ago

    'Polis Evo 2' changes the game again

    NOVEMBER 24 ― Who would have thought, back in 2015, that a mainstream Malay movie starring Shaheizy Sam and comedian Zizan Razak, with the unpromising title Polis Evo...

  • 2 months ago

    Three films now playing in Malaysian cinemas

    NOVEMBER 17 ― As we eagerly await the arrival of Polis Evo 2 into Malaysian cinemas next week ― hopefully another strong addition to this year’s unexpected local film...

  • 2 months ago

    Two very worthy genre gems from the world of indie horror

    NOVEMBER 10 — This has turned out to be a very healthy year for quality horror and genre flicks. From worthy mainstream hits like A Quiet Place and Hereditary to more...

  • 2 months ago

    Two wonderful new genre gems on Netflix

    NOVEMBER 3 — Even though we don’t really celebrate Halloween here in Malaysia, I’m pretty sure quite a number of us, thanks to the influence of American horror movies, are...

  • 2 months ago

    The road to the Oscars begins with ‘First Man’ and ‘A Star Is Born’

    OCTOBER 27 — Traditionally the Oscar season begins somewhere in December or late November, as the studios slowly begin the rollout of their Oscar hopefuls in cinemas and make...

  • 2 months ago

    ‘Andhadhun’ & ‘A Simple Favor’: In the spirit of the Coen brothers’ movies

    OCTOBER 20 — By now the Coen brothers brand is synonymous with the term “black comedy.” Even though they’ve made plenty of films with dark humour even before Fargo became...

  • 3 months ago

    Girl power in two new American indies from A24

    OCTOBER 13 ― Surprisingly, I've found quite a lot to love in this year's American indie offerings. I guess with the continued expansion of streaming services like Netflix and...

  • 3 months ago

    Check out some of the 'fringe' films playing in local cinemas

    OCTOBER 6 ― With the summer movie season long gone now that we've entered October, the non-stop Hollywood blockbuster assault that's been with us since May is a thing of the...

  • 3 months ago

    'Langsuir', 'Sebelum Iblis Menjemput', 'Paskal' and a potential awakening?

    SEPTEMBER 29 ― What is up with 2018? First, we got to witness the unlikely events of May 9 when an unlikely victory saw Pakatan Harapan end Barisan Nasional's 61-year reign as...

  • 3 months ago

    New killer Bs for you to check out

    SEPTEMBER 22 — Just a few hours before I wrote this, I read with much excitement about the announcement, launch and manifesto of a new Malaysian film production company calling...

  • 4 months ago

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

    SEPTEMBER 15 ― After quite a depressing box-office slump in the last few years, August and September this year has seen the sort of recovery that can only be described with one...

  • 5 months ago

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

    AUGUST 18 — Outside of Dukun (which reportedly made RM10 million at the local box-office) and KL Special Force (RM12.2 million), 2018 has been another slow...