Mother! (2017) 9/10
Mother is great, I also don't think I watched the same movie anyone else did. I tried to avoid spoilers but I knew that the ending turned a bunch of people off, and something about biblical allegory. Except that as far as I'm concerned the whole film is a very cohesive and well paced descent into insanity and I'm not sure what exactly is supposed to have been people's breaking point. I can absolutely see it being a divisive movie, but that divisiveness permeates the whole movie. It reminds me of von Trier and also makes me, for the first time ever, curious to rewatch Repulsion which I didn't really like and have never had the urge to revisit. Mother is a striking and enveloping movie and it drew me in and didn't let me go and I appreciate that.
As for the content, it's clearly an allegorical film, though for a while you can take it at face value even as the weirdness continually intrudes. I could see a bunch of the biblical references but, perhaps because I have absorbed the subject only through cultural osmosis, I didn't see it as a coherent allegory for that. What I did see was a depiction of two unevenly matched people with different needs struggling to bring themselves together only to tear themselves apart. Yeah, the way it's depicted is extreme, but I don't need a second metaphorical layer to make it work. I don't need to make the characters represent god and earth to see a woman struggling to find peace with her husband and a husband for whom it isn't enough and who has a compulsive need to be loved and destroys the relationship by ignoring her needs to fulfill his own desires, ultimately leading to the evisceration of everything they've built together, learning little in the process before starting anew. It's cohesive, it's effective and eminently applicable to the way we as people treat each other, ignoring others' sense of space and identity for our own selfish needs. It's the same fundamental lesson but from a much more directly human perspective. It's cool the film works on a second level and you can apply it to religion, politics and/or environmentalism, but the core is human selfishness destroying human harmony and that's applicable on every level. Working on it on as small a scale as relationships and friendships is just as important as doing so on the bigger scale.
Oh, and Lawrence's performance is excellent.