I ended up seeing this flick, Mother!, which I was expecting to be a horror movie of sorts. I read nothing but the headlines in the lead-up to the weekend. The wife refused to see It, so we opted for Mother! and it was bizarre and riveting.
The acting was excellent, including Javier Bardem, Jennifer Lawrence, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfieffer, with the cameo from Kristin Wiig. Not having read anything about it going in, I had some initial suspicions as to what it was all about in the first few minutes, but I wasn't sure until there was a fairly blatant reference to a well-known thing, which sort of knocked the dominoes over and I was able to track the entire movie at that point.
If you watch it without an appreciation for the allegory illustrated by the movie, it's pretty disturbing and cringy. And, the last 20 minutes is disturbing and cringy regardless.
Now for the spoiler:
There is a bunch of other stuff in there too, but basically that's what I remember at this time.
“When I was in college, I took a terrorism class. ... The thing that was interesting in the class was every time the professor said ‘Al Qaeda’ his shoulders went up, But you know, it is that you don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity, you don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity. You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity,” she continued. “... But you say these names [Al Qaeda] because you want that word to carry weight. You want it to be something.” - Ilhan Omar