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Even in normal circumstances, I’m a huge proponent of watching movies with friends. This is, in large part, so that I can invite my friends over, throw on Goodfellas and hold them hostage while I hit “pause” every time a random thought about Lorraine Bracco’s incredible acting range occurs to me. But it’s also because a movie night is so nicely nostalgic; it makes me recall those lovely years before texting and ritualized social exclusion became ubiquitous, when the Funny I never dreamed I’d end up being a son in law of a freakin’ awesome mother shirt in other words I will buy this most fun you could have was going home with your friends after school, making microwave nachos, and convincing someone’s mom to pay for a Blockbuster rental.Now that the coronavirus pandemic is uprooting our lives in ways large and small, it feels silly to even admit to myself how lonely I am in voluntary self-quarantine. I use FaceTime with friends and Zoom with colleagues constantly, but I still miss what I treasure most about my friendships: the ability to partake in a shared activity and be idiots together.