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The Love Witch

A witch uses magic spells to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences.
Kinky

 

United States
2016
Feature Film
Realism: 
Surreal
Character Focus: 
Wizard Film
Serial Killer Film
Cultists: 
Worshipper
7.04
You'll love it!
6
6
7.04
7.04
2
3
2
Ambiance
Pace
Plot
Elaine is a different kind of nutcase. She’s not your typical horror movie protagonist. She’s the bad gal, and she always appears on top of her game. She’s collected and seems to be able to apprehend whatever’s coming her way. She’s a witch and she’s not trying too hard to hide it. It’s not like people believe in witches anyway. And just what is a witch?
The Love Witch is a tribute to 1960s Technicolor horror films. At no time did I feel that Anna Biller, writer and director, was hammering a message, nor did I get the feeling that the protagonist was absolutely evil. This is a third-wave feminist movie, but I wouldn’t call her character strong. Without men, she couldn’t define herself. She’s very much addicted to them... dead or alive.
I failed to anticipate this little gem, despite some foreshadowing. The narrative is efficient; flashbacks, voices from the past, and, perhaps, signs of schizophrenia. Elaine, played by the excellent Samantha Robinson, isn’t “all there”. She’s nuanced, unpredictable, and vicious. Like the various set pieces, she’s enchanting, elegant, and intoxicating.
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