The Love Witch

Anna Biller’s kitsch debut is a camp, witty, feminist faux-giallo, which looks beautiful, is occasionally very funny indeed (witness the two male police officers who discover a used tampon in a jar and have no idea what it is) and is well-acted, with all of the cast members successfully tapping into the spirit of the piece by delivering deliberately wooden performances. Biller also designed and made the costumes, which are superb, and the sets, which are evocative of late-60s America. Bright, breezy and simple, and also very enjoyable, providing you’re willing to buy into the lovingly-recreated retro style and tone. (***½)