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:


  • 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.