Rachel Ho

Featured Critic
Rachel Ho is the Film Editor for Exclaim!, a regular contributor for POV Magazine and That Shelf, and can be heard on Contra Zoom Pod. She is also a member of the Toronto Film Critics Association and received their 2021 Emerging Critic Award. In 2022, Rachel served as a jury member for the Lavazza IncluCity Festival and Festival du nouveau cinéma.

Articles by Rachel Ho:

  • March 10, 2023

    I Like Movies Review: For All Us Insufferable Film Nerds

    The older we get the more aware we are of the passage of time and the importance of being present. But when you’re in Grade 12, the world is at your feet and you’re just waiting for your real life to begin. In her feature debut, Canadian director and writer Chandler Levack taps into this […]

  • For Love 2022
    September 30, 2022

    Interview: Mary Teegee on FOR LOVE

    On this day of Truth and Reconciliation, we spoke to Mary Teegee about her advocacy work and film, For Love, directed by Matt Smiley.

  • September 11, 2022

    TIFF 2022: Stellar Review

    A poetic love story told through art, music and touch. Stellar is cosmic beauty in a Northern Ontario bar.

  • September 9, 2022

    TIFF 2022: I Like Movies Review

    Not your ordinary coming-of-age, Chandler Levack’s first feature I Like Movies tells the story of a budding film bro in a fresh way.

  • July 31, 2022

    #LookAtMe Review: A Fearless Portrait of Surveillance in Singapore

    A teenage Youtuber posts an irreverent video lampooning a megachurch pastor, in defence of his gay twin brother. He is vilified by society and tried by a criminal justice system that tests his sanity and the bonds of his family. An Orwellian tragicomedy.

  • Come Back Anytime
    July 25, 2022

    Come Back Anytime Review

    The story of a man who created a community in Tokyo, one bowl of ramen at a time.

  • July 15, 2022

    Apples Review: An Unforgettable Tale

    Amidst a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia, middle-aged Aris finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help unclaimed patients build new identities.

  • June 30, 2022

    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On Review

    When an unexpected brush with fame opens the door to reuniting with his loved ones, Marcel sets out on a sweeping, emotional journey to reclaim what he thought was lost and discover the family he never knew he had.

  • June 29, 2022

    Ribbon Review: A Beguiling Coming-of-Age

    Toronto Japanese Film Festival selection Ribbon is a coming-of-age film exploring the struggles and anger felt by 20-somethings during the pandemic.