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Mike White triumphs with “The White Lotus” and we revisit his other masterpiece “Enlightened”

And then there is the wonderful Jennifer Coolidge doing something transcendent with her character; a lonely woman who has come to scatter her domineering mother’s ashes.
This exceedingly high-maintenance bunch are catered to by the hotel ‘s long-suffering manager Armond and his overworked staff. A recovering alcoholic, who is always in danger of falling off the wagon, Armond, as portrayed by Murray Bartlett, becomes more interesting and sympathetic with each successive scene..

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“It’s a Sin” on HBOMax gets it right

There is an amazing tracking shot, involving the central character. Ritchie, who has just picked up a drink at the bar and, as he navigates his way through a crowded gay club with the choreographed grace of Gene Kelly in a Vincente Minnelli or Stanley Donen musical, we realize that he has slept with almost every patron in attendance, either as a twosome or a threesome.

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