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

  • 4 days ago

    Two swooning indie romances worth checking out

  • 1 week ago

    Teen rom-coms for your post-Valentine feels

  • 2 weeks ago

    ‘Tis the season for some hostage horror flicks

  • 3 weeks ago

    ‘Psycho Goreman’ — a nostalgic, hilarious, warm and cheesy delight

More from Aidil Rusli

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  • 1 month ago

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  • 1 month ago

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  • 2 months ago

    My favourite Blu-ray releases of 2020

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  • 2 months ago

    My 10 favourite genre films of 2020

    DECEMBER 26 ― 2020 is the year that movie theatres were shut for almost three quarters of the year because of Covid-19, which understandably affected Hollywood blockbusters the...

  • 2 months ago

    My 10 favourite films of 2020

    DECEMBER 19 ― With 2020 being the year where a lot of things have been put on hold courtesy of the Covid-19 pandemic, something as communal as movie-going, especially the whole...

  • 2 months ago

    My favourite albums of 2020

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  • 3 months ago

    Jiu-jitsu, Nicolas Cage and a tip of the hat to the ridiculous

    NOVEMBER 28 ― Cult film fandom covers a wide enough area of interest that to simply lump them all into one general phrase like “cult films” is actually kind of a disservice...

  • 3 months ago

    Heartbreak horror and its very particular wonders

    NOVEMBER 21 ― Horror may be a bit of a disreputable genre nowadays, thanks to the proliferation of a lot of cheaply made, strictly by-the-numbers films that religiously follow...

  • 3 months ago

    Two under-the-radar genre movies from two different countries worth investigating

    NOVEMBER 14 ― Staying cooped up at home (for a lot of people in the “non-essential” industries at least) for another month, which more or less officially makes 2020 the year...

  • 3 months ago

    Two new apocalypse movies with a sense of humour

    NOVEMBER 7 ― When the Covid-19 pandemic first arrived in March, the whole lockdown thing happening across the world had no doubt set minds everywhere back to movies they've seen...

  • 4 months ago

    Two new indie horror flicks to watch for Halloween

    OCTOBER 31 ― It’s Halloween this weekend and even if Halloween has never been much of a thing in terms of actual celebrations and festivities over here in Malaysia,...

  • 4 months ago

    When US indie movies flirt with horror

    OCTOBER 24 — Back in the late 80s and early 90s, when names like Spike Lee, Steven Soderbergh, Whit Stillman, Richard Linklater, Todd Solondz, Gregg Araki, Hal Hartley and...

  • 4 months ago

    Cure your CMCO blues with some brainless low-budget action movie fun

    OCTOBER 17 ― The return of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) has made quite a few of us feel a bit down especially when considering that the initial two-week period...

  • 4 months ago

    Three genre movies to stream or watch in Malaysian cinemas

    OCTOBER 10 — Even before we entered the post-lockdown era of watching movies in the cinema, it was quite apparent that there’s never a shortage of horror films being made and...