I was expecting some sort of B movie and the screening on a Porn Movie Festival (yes, we have one in Zurich...) also didn't raise expectations too high. Great was my surprise when I realised it's a very smart movie trying to tell something interesting about human relations. You can't do more cliches than this and level of absurd reminds me of Monty Python films.
somewhere in here lies the best 60s melodrama/horror quirky pastiche about love and witchcraft retro homage out there.if only the director trimmed some dull segments that drag the pacing. no need for 2hrs. production design is gorgeous, the lead has that exquisite european exploitation actress beauty. if a colorist was ever the hero and award worthy this would be it. Morricone tunes go well in absolutely anything.
Whoa - what the f*ck did I just watched? THE LOVE WITCH is a kind of a love/hate experience. Some people maybe will love it because how it reminds of 1960's or 1970's Technicolor movies. This movie really, really nailed it. THE LOVE WITCH made me feel that I was watching a movie from that era. Unfortunately, THE LOVE WITCH has a problem in its pace. I think it went too slow. I was kinda bored when I was watching it..
What is love if not just a mere fantasy? Triumphant, relevant and astounishingly beautiful. It is also vague, ethereal and underwhelming - but those are the same traits of love and magic, so it feels organic. Nevertheless, even though this potion doesn't seem wholly finished, I'm able to embrace those flaws and respect what was done here since there's more substance than simply what mesmerizes the eyes.
Near edible, delectable, candy-coloured visuals make the most out of the relationship between cinematography, art direction, costume & make-up; almost all down to Anna Biller. The faults are - as with Viva - down to its commitment to its influences, but the vision behind it is commited & singular enough to stand out even when it doesn't quite work. Biller has the potential to create extraordinary, off-kilter cinema.