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

  • 1 week ago

    Flirting with prestige with ‘1917’ and ‘The Garden Of Evening Mists’

  • 2 weeks ago

    Starting the year with horror remakes and superheroes

  • 3 weeks ago

    My favourite Blu-ray releases of 2019

  • 4 weeks ago

    My favourite genre films of 2019

More from Aidil Rusli

  • 1 month ago

    My 10 favourite films of 2019

    DECEMBER 21 ― We've come to the end of 2019 and of course the end of the decade as well, and even though I've always come to expect cinematic excellence every year, provided one...

  • 1 month ago

    My favourite albums of 2019

    DECEMBER 14 — One of the biggest surprises this year was finding myself suddenly being in two bands, and spending most of the year being thoroughly stimulated musically as I dug...

  • 1 month ago

    Four films in Malaysian cinemas you might want to check out now

    DECEMBER 7 ― As we enter the month of December, which is usually reserved for Oscar bait and Christmas movies, and movies for kids since it's the school holidays here in...

  • 2 months ago

    Three films still playing in Malaysian cinemas you should not miss

    NOVEMBER 23 — We’re now deep into November, so even if the summer blockbuster season is long gone, this is more or less the time that the major Hollywood studios start...

  • 2 months ago

    Four films you can still catch in Malaysian cinemas this week

    NOVEMBER 9 — The biggest film opening in Malaysian cinemas this week is undoubtedly Doctor Sleep, courtesy of it being a sequel to the much beloved The Shining. ...

  • 2 months ago

    Three thrilling new horror films you should consider catching

    NOVEMBER 2 ― It's taken until November, but I may have finally found some true horror films that have a shot at making my favourite films of 2019 list later this year. The only...

  • 3 months ago

    Four new genre films to freshen up your viewing schedule

    OCTOBER 26 — I just realised that it’s been quite a while since I last got the chance to really sit down and binge on new genre releases, especially the indie ones that...

  • 3 months ago

    ‘Joker’ and ‘Ad Astra’: Making the blockbuster intimate

    OCTOBER 12 — An incredibly packed work schedule meant that for the last couple of weeks, I’ve only managed to see lots of films without being able to write about them....

  • 4 months ago

    Three Malaysian films on Malaysia Day weekend

    SEPTEMBER 21 ― I'm not sure if many people have noticed, but there's a been a huge drop in the number of Malaysian films released this year compared to the very prolific nature...

  • 4 months ago

    The closing of Speedy Video in Mid Valley and what it means for Malaysian cinema

    SEPTEMBER 13 — This week has seen a lot of posts on social media about the Speedy Video branch in Mid Valley closing this Sunday, September 15, which I guess could realistically...

  • 4 months ago

    Three films you should catch in Malaysian cinemas this week

    SEPTEMBER 7 — Despite this being nowhere near the peak of summer movie season, this has to be one of the most bountiful weeks of the year when it comes to movie choices...

  • 4 months ago

    ‘Ready Or Not’ — a wickedly fun horror flick you shouldn’t miss

    AUGUST 31 — I get excited whenever an indie horror flick (or a studio horror flick with indie horror pedigree) opens in Malaysian cinemas.  Normally the kind of pleasures...

  • 5 months ago

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    AUGUST 24 — For most people who started to watch films seriously in the 90s, the name Quentin Tarantino holds as much power and influence as Kurt Cobain’s name did for serious...

  • 5 months ago

    'Parasite' and 'Shoplifters': Two years, two Palmes and two families

    AUGUST 17 ― When it comes to the Cannes Film Festival, I usually don't pay too much attention to the eventual Palme d'Or winners every year, because like the Oscars, consensus...

  • 5 months ago

    ‘Late Night’ and ‘Dying To Survive’: Using the comfortably familiar to tell timely tales

    AUGUST 10 — This past week has more or less been all about Hobbs & Shaw, a spinoff of the Fast and Furious franchise, in Malaysian cinemas and presumably all...