/Filmcast Ep. 569 – Tampopo

David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the launch of HBO Max, including their announcement of an in-development “Snyder Cut” of Justice League. This week’s feature review is a Devindra choice: the 1985 Japanese comedy Tampopo, the first self-proclaimed “ramen western.” Listen in as the cast discuss the joy of food

Watch David’s review of The Last Dance here.

Read Shane Carrruth’s interview with Indiewire here.

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To help you with this decision, I’ve broken down how the streaming services compare to each other in terms of price and content. You’re welcome.

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