The Love Witch Reviews

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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 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.
January 27, 2017
This is not a potion fit for everyone, but for a select few, The Love Witch offers powerful magic.
December 9, 2016
A modern feminist horror tale that rewards deep exploration beneath its admittedly beautiful surface. What looks like it might be simply a pure exercise in style not only invites multiple viewings, it requires them.
November 30, 2016
Biller's visual splendor is ... wasted on a mediocre script riddled with structural problems. Scenes follow another willy-nilly, as if moved around late in the process.
November 28, 2016
It's like a Bewitched episode stretched out to two hours. But boy, is it gorgeous to look at.
November 24, 2016
Is "the Love Witch" a parody? It sure feels like it. But I'm not sure Biller intended it to be one.
November 24, 2016
It's a lot of fun.
November 17, 2016
The fear of female sexuality has been a staple of horror movies forever, but "The Love Witch" does more than simply subvert or parody the erotic underpinnings of the genre.
November 17, 2016
As with giallo, "The Love Witch" features deliberately wooden acting, and can be a little boring at times. But it's a stunningly photographed, fascinating reinterpretation of classic melodrama.
November 17, 2016
It's cloaked in a retro wardrobe and soundtrack (much of the music, by Italy's Ennio Morricone, is sourced from '60s thrillers) but loaded with irony and a fluid sense of identity.
November 17, 2016
It is a true auteur creation that is absurd and exhilarating, a fun-house mirror reflecting our times and the folly of women who seek to control a patriarchal system by submitting to it.
November 16, 2016
The best kind of homage or parody, the type that honors every thrill and quirk of the original while improving on it.
November 14, 2016
The film pulsates with furious creative energy, sparking excitement and amazement by way of its decorative twists, intellectual provocations, and astounding humor.
November 11, 2016
The movie is relentless in how it poses questions about our culture's way of dealing with the power of female sexuality.
November 10, 2016
Mere seconds into Anna Biller's candy-colored retro-horror film, you realize this movie is an ornate portal with a beckoning, bejeweled finger, and you're as helpless as one of its titular seducer's hexed-and-sexed victims.
Top Critic
November 10, 2016
No man can resist the perfect female fantasy - and she certainly is a fantasy.
November 10, 2016
A nuanced statement on gender relations whose morals are as flexible as its formal qualities are rigid.
November 10, 2016
Biller ... emerges as a feminist Russ Meyer skilled at fetishizing archetypal images of narcissism with the exacting eye of a Douglas Sirk.
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