‘The White Lotus’ season one finale review: “Departures” ends the season in depressing familiarity

While the atmosphere of ‘The White Lotus’ hypnotized, the series’ disappointing close proves it ultimately rang hollow.

‘The White Lotus’ 1×05 review: “The Lotus-Eaters” sends the resort into chaos

Even at the penultimate episode of ‘The White Lotus,” clarity and purpose on the show’s larger themes is still lacking.

‘The White Lotus’ 1×04 review: “Recentering” finds the guests at rock bottom

In “Recentering,” the latest episode of ‘The White Lotus,’ the guests of the Hawaiian resort are caught in cycles that created by their own hands.

‘The White Lotus’ 1×03 review: “Mysterious Monkeys” highlights the show’s fatal flaws

Deep in the bizarre third episode of HBO’s The White Lotus, we see Mark (Steve Zahn) crawling towards his wife in bed, hooting and hollering in imitation of an ape. The gesture is uncomfortable in the extreme, a strange, animalistic…

‘The White Lotus’ 1×02 Review: “New Day” expands the inconsistent miniseries

Vacation means many different things to different people: a chance to escape, to get away from life as usual, an opportunity to live a different life temporarily. To the characters that populate the ensemble of HBO’s satirical miniseries The White…

‘The White Lotus’ Premiere review: “Arrivals” heralds Mike White’s messy return to HBO

Privilege and dysfunction are everywhere in television, with a heightened awareness of class divisions fueling writers’ to skewer the ultra-rich in intriguing new ways. Satire, one of the most difficult and slippery genres, is the undercurrent behind these shows. From…

52FilmsbyWomen 2018: Obvious Child [Column]

Film writer AJ Caulfield has taken the #52FilmsbyWomen pledge, where she will watch one movie directed by a women per week throughout 2018. Here on The Young Folks, AJ reflects on the films she’s viewed — including female-directed classics and…