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Ari Aster

Ari Aster is the director of Hereditary and Midsommar.

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Defending Your Life: Real Afterlife

In this comic vision of the great beyond, Albert Brooks finds the sweet spot between the acerbic satire of his early films and the humanism of his later work.

By Ari Aster

Laughs That Hurt: Albert Brooks’s Uncomfortable Comedies

Anxiety, panic, and chronic ambivalence course through the hilarious films of one of America’s most influential comedic voices.

By Ari Aster

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Pleasure in the Process: A Rehearsal Scene in Topsy-Turvy

The director of Midsommar finds the joy of collaboration and creation in Mike Leigh’s period epic.

By Ari Aster