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

  • 6 days ago

    Three new movies you can catch in Malaysian cinemas this week

  • 1 week ago

    My favourite Blu-ray releases of 2021

  • 2 weeks ago

    My favourite genre films of 2021

  • 3 weeks ago

    My favourite films of 2021

More from Aidil Rusli

  • 1 month ago

    My favourite albums of 2021

    DECEMBER 18 ― With most of the world starting to open up by the middle of the year because of vaccinations, it’s been quite an exhilarating year for music in 2021, with plenty...

  • 1 month ago

    Three new films currently playing in Malaysian cinemas: 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife', 'No Time To Die' and 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage'

    DECEMBER 4 ― When it comes to what's playing in Malaysian cinemas, I’m still surprised that it took me a few weeks to gather enough films to write about, with new movies still...

  • 2 months ago

    Understanding the Netflix algorithm and why 'Red Notice' is destined for success

    NOVEMBER 20 ― With the pandemic providing Netflix with two years to consolidate their position as the leading force in the world of streaming, I think it’s pretty safe to say...

  • 2 months ago

    Four new found footage films for horror fans to check out

    NOVEMBER 13 — Even in 2021, that much maligned horror subgenre that we call found footage is still very much alive and well.  A phenomenon undoubtedly started by the...

  • 2 months ago

    Very quietly, Marvel is changing the face and feel of popular cinema

    NOVEMBER 6 ― Obviously, with the pandemic still very much a part of life in 2021, the experience of watching films in cinemas in Malaysia has only been slowly reintegrated into...

  • 3 months ago

    Some new Netflix horror goodies to kick-start your scary October season

    OCTOBER 9 ― With Halloween arriving at the end of October, the whole month has always been used as an excuse for horror fans to indulge in their passion for scary movies. New...

  • 3 months ago

    Here's proof that limitations are not a hindrance to creativity

    OCTOBER 2 ― With the latest Netflix hit series Squid Game creating huge ripples among fans around the globe, it’s inevitable that a lot of casual Malaysian film fans have...

  • 4 months ago

    The wild and outrageous wonders of 'Malignant'

    SEPTEMBER 18 ― Like all things, Hollywood movie trends have come in cycles. That’s why musicals were everywhere not once, but twice in film history ― the first round during...

  • 4 months ago

    'Annette' and 'Cinderella': Two new Amazon Prime musicals for two very different cinematic taste buds

    SEPTEBER 11 — Out of all the major movie genres out there, I’d have to say that the musical is the one I’ve explored the least, even after all these years. And all this...

  • 4 months ago

    'Dachra', 'The Last Matinee' and 'Teddy': Three new foreign language horror treats to check out

    SEPTEMBER 4 ― One of the great blessings of the relentless forward march of streaming is the increasing acceptance of foreign language content in the mass market scene, with...

  • 4 months ago

    ‘The Green Knight’, ‘Stillwater’, ‘Demonic’ and ‘Reminiscence’ — a bounty of new movies to stream

    AUG 28 — Just like the cinema release schedules from the pre-Covid era, some weekends feel very dull when it comes to new streaming releases while other weekends feel like you...

  • 5 months ago

    ‘The Suicide Squad’ and ‘Jungle Cruise’ — two summer blockbusters you will absolutely enjoy

    AUGUST 14 — As our daily Covid-19 numbers soared past 20,000 the past two weeks, the movie geek in me can’t help but feel a tinge of jealousy of fellow movie geeks in the US...

  • 5 months ago

    'Gunpowder Milkshake' and 'Jolt' ― female fronted shoot-‘em-ups you need to check out

    AUGUST 7 ― Movie watching (and therefore its appreciation), like everything else in life, is also subject to context. Some movies that seemed great when we were kids can very...

  • 5 months ago

    New July releases on Shudder worth checking out

    JULY 31 ― Now that we’re knee deep in the age of streaming, with the pandemic forcing everyone to stay at home (and work from home), expediting the process in the last two...

  • 5 months ago

    Netflix’s ‘Fear Street’ trilogy — A horror event well worth catching

    JULY 24 — Horror began life as (and probably still is) a less than respectable genre, associated too much with mindless scares, gore and violence that even normally perceptive...