Tyrel Reviews

December 13, 2018
"Tyrel" is a lab experiment with no insight into feelings of otherness beyond the blinding light directed at its wigged-out subject.
December 8, 2018
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.
December 7, 2018
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.
December 6, 2018
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.
December 5, 2018
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.
December 4, 2018
Tyrel is essentially Microaggressions: The Movie.
December 4, 2018
Rather than go all-in on exploring heavy issues regarding race, appropriation, depression, and anxiety, Silva chooses to teeter on the edge before letting the thought dissolve into nothing.
December 4, 2018
The ecosystem of behaviors and attitudes on display is so unnervingly sharp that some of us may well find ourselves wincing in recognition.
November 5, 2018
[Mitchell] lets you feel every humiliation and subsequent redemption while he's trapped in this dynamic.
August 8, 2018
With his usual malice, Silva forces us to consider what social faultlines might be evident in the banter and bonding rituals...