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

  • 4 days ago

    'Rad', 'BMX Bandits' and childhood nostalgia

  • 1 month ago

    Relatively obscure horror flicks to satisfy your curiosity

  • 1 month ago

    Lockdown viewing: Feel-good charmers on Netflix

  • 2 months ago

    MCO viewing: New genre thrills to spice up your day

More from Aidil Rusli

  • 3 months ago

    MCO viewing: Forgotten gems from the 70s and 80s

    APRIL 11 — For most of us, it's coming up to four weeks of staying home because of the fight against Covid-19 and of course, the Movement Control Order (MCO).  At...

  • 4 months ago

    Three films in Malaysian cinemas to fill your weekend with

    MARCH 14 ― The biggest excitement in local cinemas this week for me personally, is the arrival of local action flick Bulan & Pria Terhebat, as I've always been a complete...

  • 4 months ago

    When movie-watching is in Blum

    MARCH 7 ― In the world of modern horror cinema, no scratch that, make it modern cinema itself, there are very few success stories that can match that of Blumhouse Productions, a...

  • 5 months ago

    Three films in Malaysian cinemas to cure your post-Oscars blues

    FEBRUARY 15 ― Despite the predictable results in some categories, the very much hoped for (but not so realistically expected) sweep by Korean international smash Parasite,...

  • 5 months ago

    My Oscar predictions for this year

    FEBRUARY 8 ― From what we've seen on the road to the Oscars this year, it really is looking like it's going to be quite an easy one to predict, as all the preceding awards, with...

  • 5 months ago

    Two Bollywood films by female directors to kick off the year

    FEBRUARY 1 — Not being someone who keeps up with developments in the Bollywood film industry, only catching titles that interest me either because of a director’s track record...

  • 5 months ago

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

    JANUARY 18 — With the Oscar nominations just announced earlier this week, we've definitely entered that stretch at the beginning of every year where “quality” films begin to...

  • 6 months ago

    Starting the year with horror remakes and superheroes

    JANUARY 11 ― As expected in January every year, outside of Oscar bait films (which have not made their way here yet, as the distributors here often wait till February when the...

  • 6 months ago

    My favourite Blu-ray releases of 2019

    JANUARY 4 ― There's no stopping the forward march of streaming services in 2019, with Disney+ and even Apple TV+ providing added competition to the behemoth that is Netflix, and...

  • 6 months ago

    My favourite genre films of 2019

    DECEMBER 28 — This has been another solid year for genre films, with plenty of highlights coming not only from the ever-dependable indie horror scene, but also major studios and...

  • 6 months 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...

  • 7 months 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...

  • 7 months 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...

  • 7 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...

  • 8 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. ...