Rachel Ho

Featured Critic
In addition to That Shelf, Rachel Ho is a contributor for Exclaim! and POV Magazine, and co-hosts the Contra Zoom Pod podcast. She also maintains her own film blog at rachelkh.com. She has a particular interest in Canadian and Hong Kong films with a soft spot for the movies of the ’90s. Rachel received the Toronto Film Critics Association’s 2021 Emerging Critic Award.


Articles by Rachel Ho:


  • 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.