It’s been a hell of a year. Here are some classic film screenshots that perfectly express how we’ve felt about 2016.
Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde perfectly reacting to 2016:
Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca sharing our reaction to 2016:
Pam Grier in Coffy feels about 2016 exactly how we do:
Peggy Cummins and John Dall in Gun Crazy giving the only suitable responses to 2016:
Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson in In Bruges perfectly reacting to 2016:
Fredric March in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde externalizing how we all feel about 2016:
Giulietta Masina in La Strada upon waking up on November 9, 2016:
Michel Simon in L’Atalante coming to grips with 2016:
Anthony Perkins in Pretty Poison perfectly reacting to 2016:
Isabelle Adjani in Queen Margot reacting to 2016 pretty much how the rest of us have:
The rec center counselors (I defy you to find these actors’ names) in We Are the Best perfectly expressing how we all felt on election night 2016:
Lest we get consumed thinking about what’s already happened in 2016, Gitt Magrini (with Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, and Vincenzo Corbella) in La Notte reminds us there’s more to come:
Here’s hoping 2017 is better. But I don’t hold out much hope.