Tampopo ★★★★

I didn’t know why when watching it, but it struck me so Tarantino-esc.  After thought both filmmakers have 1) A unique voice and style, 2) jumps into different stories that perfectly work, and 3) a distinctive grasp of genre.

In the same way Tarantino can make a totally unique war film out of what war movies were, Tampopo knows westerns well, and is able to make a story about noodles around the skeleton of a John Wayne movie.