Hello! I\u0027m at a theater, because it\u0027s empty, \u0027cause they all are. Which is my subject. You\u0027re at home, climbing the walls, and you can\u0027t go out to the movies.The good news is, when I was a kid you had six channels, and one was all "Candlepins for Cash"; now, you can screen ANYTHING on demand. \u00a0People I know are watching pandemic movies. "Contagion." "Outbreak."\u00a0\u00a0Don\u0027t. Just, don\u0027t! You should\u0027ve watched them in January when you could have done something, maybe. Now you\u0027re just torturing yourself.But this does raise an issue, which is, "Do you want to escape the world, or use this occasion, when you\u0027ve have time and "social distance," to learn a little more about how the world actually is?"Yeah, me too, I want to escape, but there\u0027s only so many times I can watch "Stepbrothers." So, I watch Turner Classic Movies (TCM).\u00a0 And I got a subscription to The Criterion Channel. Gorgeously-restored world classics. Fellini. Chaplin\u0027s "City Lights." Or Ingmar Bergman\u0027s little-known masterpiece "Shame" with Liv Ullmann and the great Max Von Sydow (who just left us) which shows how war and its terrors can make us less than human, so we\u0027ll try so much harder to be more. You can binge, of course. Catch up on "Better Call Saul" or "Star Trek: Picard," which I love to bits, though Patrick Stewart\u0027s Jean-Luc has gotten a tad mushy in his old age. It\u0027s on CBS All Access, which I pay for, by the way, like you do. And it\u0027s a lot every month for Amazon Prime and Hulu and Netflix; I\u0027ve had to switch to cheaper brands of booze. But what I get to watch is so much more exciting!\u00a0I love seeing films like "Lost Girls" on Netflix, about the messed-up investigation of a Long Island serial killer, with Amy Ryan exceptionally fine as the desperate mother of a vanished young woman.What about the big, fast-food franchise movies? Postponed. Theatres that were supposed to show "A Quiet Place 2," they\u0027ll be really quiet!\u00a0 But more and more smaller, maybe worthier first-run films will soon be streamable.This week, Universal put out three: "The Invisible Man," "The Hunt," and one that\u0027s actually worth it, "Emma."\u00a0Jane Austen\u0027s 19th-century heroine is played by the marvelous Anya Taylor-Joy, whose wide-apart eyes make it look as if her thoughts are traveling across hemispheres \u00e2\u0080\u0093 perfect for a young woman who knows everything until she realizes she knows nothing.She learns empathy, which we all need right now, and we will find, perhaps with the help of works of art like these. We will come out wiser, more human and, yes, more neurotic. The other day I swear I was watching a movie where a guy coughed and I flinched. And I\u0027d have wiped the screen with sanitizer if I had any. One way or another, the pressure shows.\u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0For more info: Turner Classic MoviesThe Criterion ChannelAmazon PrimeNetflixHuluCBS All Access\u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0Story produced by Robbyn McFadden. Editor: Lauren Barnello.