Will Sharpe

“The White Lotus” on HBO is loaded with compelling characters and escalating tensions that make Season 2 another splendid spectacle to behold. But it’s not just what we see on screen that makes writer-director Mike White’s trip to Italy so alluring — it’s what we hear. And this year, the…

SPOILER ALERT: This interview contains spoilers up to Episode 4 of “The White Lotus,” airing Sundays on HBO and streaming on HBO Max. Think you know Ethan? Think again. On Season 2 of “The White Lotus,” Will Sharpe plays the reserved, if not slightly awkward, tech guy who recently came…

Personal tales of hubris, ego and living large dominated the Camerimage Internatiional Film Festival, with the Florian Hoffmeister-shot drama “Tár,” directed by Todd Field, taking the top prize at the leading annual cinematography event. The jury honored the elaborately constructed story of a brilliant, obsessive composer and conductor, played with…

On the third episode of “The White Lotus” Season 2, a group of American tourists visits a location from “The Godfather,” which leads to a multi-generational debate about the patriarchy. (“Men love ‘The Godfather’ because they feel emasculated by modern society,” recent college grad Albie tells his dad and grandfather.)…

Raise a glass! The Season 2 premiere of “The White Lotus” drew in 1.5 million viewers across HBO and HBO Max after premiering with one episode on Sunday, according to Warner Bros. Discovery. This number includes those who watched the episode during its airings on HBO’s cable channel, as well…

As in last season, the series is mostly a social satire and a black comedy about dysfunctional elites who get in their own way. 

Season 1 of “The White Lotus” took merciless aim at a group of wealthy tourists who cross paths at a Hawaiian resort, tackling issues of greed, white privilege and colonization. But in the second installment of the HBO dark comedy, creator Mike White narrows in on masculinity, and specifically on…

For as much money and effort as she spends pretending that White Lotus hotels are the luxurious safe havens she so craves, Tanya (Jennifer Coolidge) nonetheless sees them for what they truly are. “What a beautiful view!” she coos at the cliffside Sicilian seascape greeting her upon arrival. Then, in…

Mike White is hosting a mini “Survivor” reunion on “The White Lotus.” “We had some ‘Survivor’ contestants make cameos in that very first scene,” he revealed to Variety at the Season 2 red carpet premiere of “The White Lotus” on Thursday night. White was a contestant on “Survivor: David vs.…