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Tyrel uses its seemingly innocuous setup to take an admirably uncomfortable -- albeit occasionally somewhat diffuse -- look at modern American race relations.



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TYREL follows Tyler, who joins his friend on a trip to the Catskills for a weekend birthday party with several people he doesn't know. As soon as they get there, it's clear that (1) he's the only black guy, and (2) it's going to be a weekend of heavy drinking. Although Tyler is welcomed, he can't help but feel uneasy in "Whitesville." The combination of all the testosterone and alcohol starts to get out of hand, and Tyler's precarious situation starts to feel like a nightmare.

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  • "Tyrel" is a lab experiment with no insight into feelings of otherness beyond the blinding light directed at its wigged-out subject.

    Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Silva's most political work yet--though it is sly and subtle, the intention is palpable, the emotions elicited all too real, and ultimately, "Tyrel" proves to be a fascinating entry in his body of work.

    Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • Silva makes a chamber orchestra of unconscious prejudice and passive-aggression out of his all-bro ensemble, with Mitchell's performance as the violin solo at the center of it that grows from a tentative tremolo to lonesome wail.

    Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A tense social satire that speaks to its moment even if it ends with a fizzle instead of the cathartic gut-punch you're waiting for.

    Dec 6, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • I've seen far worse movies this year, but I've not seen one that left me feeling as indifferent and bored as this one.

    Dec 5, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Tyrel is essentially Microaggressions: The Movie.

    Dec 4, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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