It's the last month of 2016, and that can mean only one thing: awards season. That time of year when we gather together to moan about who got nominated, who didn't, and should've taken home that silly golden statue instead of someone else. In that spirit, here's a supercut of 25 of the best films of 2016, and surprisingly, it's a pretty good list.
Starting with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney has been pumping out magical animations for nearly 80 years. Their earliest works were so ahead of their time that even though most of these films were made decades before you were born, they were some of your childhood favorites. But they also remind us how far the studio has come. Using 45 Disney features, Bora Barroso shows us just how much their animation has evolved.
The subjects and the photographer are unknown, but the photo is one of the most iconic of all time. With Central Park in the background, 11 men casually have lunch 800 feet above Manhattan. In this short piece by Time Magazine, archivist Christine Rouselle explores the story behind this historic image.
Pro skier Mathieu Bijasson had a life changing event — the birth of his daughter. A passionate night skier, Mathieu has a new outlook on life and his sport. This required him to rethink the risks of skiing in the dark, and brought about a slightly different approach to carving the dark powder.
Taxi Driver. Scarface. Any Tarantino film. All of these are known for their iconic movie shootouts. But while watching these, not many people wish to be apart of the action Unless you're Matt Gourley. In the 50th episode of I Was There Too, the host gets in front of the firing squad to live out his life-long dream of getting gunned down by a machine gun. A fake movie machine gun, of course.
The future is a terrible place. A place of endless winter, endless deserts, enslavement, fighting, death. It's a place no one in their right mind would want to live. But it's a place we all seem drawn to and want to visit, even for only 90 minutes at a time. Bora Barroso puts the worst of what the future has to offer in this tribute to the post-apocalypse.