Tippi Hedren

Stylish feminism of 'The Love Witch' recalls '70s sexploitation

Stylish feminism of 'The Love Witch' recalls '70s sexploitation

Again using early ’70s-era sexploitation flicks as her aesthetic template, filmmaker Anna Biller transforms female objectification into empowerment with her slyly campy sophomore effort, “The Love Witch.”

Moving into a small town Northern California Victorian apartment thoughtfully decked out in tarot card colors, a coolly beautiful enchantress (newcomer Samantha Robinson, simultaneously channeling Tippi Hedren and ’60s scream queen Barbara Steele) picks up where she left off back in San Francisco, making potions that turn men into smitten, needy messes.

They also have a habit of dying, which eventually arouses the suspicions of a square-jawed police...

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