The Love Witch is an erotic thriller that is a throwback to similar films made in the 1960s and 1970s. Shot on 35mm with vintage lenses, the film has a visual aesthetic akin to the Technicolor process. The film has a relatively simple narrative about the witch Elaine, who uses spells to seduce the men in her life. However, the love that these men begin to feel ends up being too much to handle and they end up being literally loved to death. This ends up being only a minor inconvenience for Elaine, who is certain that she will find that right man for her.
Director Anna Biller does a good job in recreating a 1960s aesthetic for The Love Witch, to the point that it is impossible to tell that this is a modern film. With Elaine using her sexuality to have power over men, the film plays up to the typical objectification of women seen in these types of films, while also having somewhat of a feminist message. The Love Witch is definitely a film about women not being ashamed of their sexuality and the power that it can have over men. Altogether, The Love Witch is a quite compelling Technicolor throwback.