A Gentleman’s Valentine’s Taste Test

Valentine's Day has come and gone again, but we here at Academic Exiles celebrated accordingly—by watching K-dramas and eating candy. But not just any K-drama and not just any candy. We raided Target for the most interesting, most unique and just plain weird Valentine's items we could find. Then put on A Gentleman's Dignity, a... Continue Reading →

Sake!!! On ICE

This winter, you could watch the world’s top figure skaters compete for gold at the Olympics, but it’s guaranteed to provide far less excitement and entertainment than the figure skating anime Yuri!!! On ICE. It’s the most erotic show to have absolutely zero sex, serving us animated man butt, the most romantic of platonic relationships... Continue Reading →

Review: The Shape of Water

As a fan of both Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone, I made sure to see Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water in theaters to fully submerge myself in his masterful juxtaposition of gorgeous and grotesque imagery. But even though I expected to enjoy the visual experience of this film, I was quite skeptical... Continue Reading →

The 10 Best Movies of 2017

Twenty seventeen was a rough one. But as the world sunk further into horror and bullshit, the cinema at least offered a little escape. Sure, this year saw the release of another Transformers movie, Fifty Shades Darker and the monstrosity that is The Emoji Movie, but we got some really good films, too. There was... Continue Reading →

2017 Was Bullshit

Note: This is a collaborative piece by both Amanda and Stephanie Unless you’re a rich, cis-male white supremacist, this was just not your year. But we’re not here to dwell on serious issues, like the barrage of sexual harassment/assault allegations that shed light on the dark impact of rape culture in pop culture. We stick true... Continue Reading →

Happy Stranger Chrismas!

If you’ve seen our post about the scavenger hunt  for our Harry Potter Halloween party, then you already know that Stephanie and I have a penchant for pop culture-inspired holiday parties and cheap-ass, easy decorations. Our Christmas party was no exception. After we found an incredible picture of the white Chrises of cinema on a... Continue Reading →

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