The Love Witch Reviews

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April 1, 2017
Biller's challenge of the surface dares us to be mesmerised without being beguiled, and to parse the realm of female agency without demonising its contradictions.
March 17, 2017
I think it's one of the most interesting, captivating movies I've seen in years, and I look forward to dissecting its lovely, twisted, romantic genius in future viewings.
March 15, 2017
A side-swiping original that deserves its inevitable cult status.
March 13, 2017
Lovers of old kitsch movies will appreciate this pastiche, an arch tale of a suburban witch.
March 13, 2017
A consistently hilarious pastiche of camp 1960s thrillers, this nutty movie plays it dead straight, even though every scene is luridly over the top.
March 13, 2017
The film offers a brilliant spin on the genre's despicable gender politics, all the while relishing in the pleasures of its outmoded visual style.
March 12, 2017
This colour saturated world of hokey pocus is truly intoxicating ... [but] I just haven't fallen under The Love Witch's spell
March 12, 2017
Even if the climax doesn't quite have the kick we might hope for, cult status surely awaits this bewitching oddity.
March 9, 2017
[A] wonderfully entertaining hybrid of horror-comedy, soapy melodrama and 60s/70s-style sexploitation with a spiky feminist spin.
March 9, 2017
Embracing Russ Meyer-style kitsch, but overturning the horror genre's sexist tropes, Biller delivers wry comment on the objectification of women in a film that's as smart as it is sumptuous.
March 9, 2017
A note-perfect parody of the British Technicolor horror films of the Sixties.
March 9, 2017
The Love Witch goes beyond camp, beyond pastiche; it ignites the pulpy surfaces of its tale and produces a smoke of bad-dream sexiness and scariness. It's a B-movie with A-grade potency.
March 9, 2017
The mix of am-dram solemnity, grand guignol and Terpsichorean time-tripping is hypnotic.
March 8, 2017
Even in the film's most far-fetched moments, Biller has trenchant points to make about conservative, middle-class America's fear of female sexuality and the double standards that apply to men and women's romantic behaviour.
March 8, 2017
It's brash and bright, with a plot that's improbable in the extreme.
March 6, 2017
A genre-stretching horror melodrama crafted with extraordinary detail and style. A touch languid, it's also mesmerising, provocative, unsettling and sensual.
March 6, 2017
This smart and sexy comedy comes cloaked in faux innocence; it's a glorious oddity which casts quite the spell.
March 6, 2017
Biller never lets deadpan fun drop into crude spoofing. Prepare to be bewitched, bothered and bewildered.
February 24, 2017
A stylised invocation of camp 1960s Technicolor melodrama and 1970s Italian horror recast for an alternate history where the occult and gender roles overlap into feminist critique.
February 23, 2017
A few more minutes of movie than might be necessary is a small price to pay for what's otherwise a piece of cinematic magic.
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