Rachel West

Associate Editor / Senior Critic
Rachel West is a former senior producer for ET Canada and Cineplex with a B.A. (Honours) in Film Studies from Carleton University. She has interviewed everyone from Michael Fassbender to Miss Piggy and has reported live from TIFF, SXSW, Star Wars Celebration, Comic-Con, D23, CinemaCon, BAFTA Tea Party, the SAG Awards, and the Golden Globes, among other events. Her film writing and interviews have appeared in publications and outlets including Entertainment Tonight Canada, Global News, Shaw Connect, The National Post, Toronto Film Scene, Cineplex Magazine, CAA Magazine, Mondo Magazine, Discover Toronto, The Weather Network and more. Rachel’s hobbies include introducing herself to cats she meets on the street, travelling, quoting obscure lines from “The Simpsons” and posting all about it on Twitter. Rachel is a member of the Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA), Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) and has served on several film festival juries including the Rising Sun International Film Festival in Japan, the Tallgrass Film Festival and the ICFF Lavazza Inclucity Festival.


Articles by Rachel West:


  • January 10, 2019

    Letterboxing: 10 Most Popular Films of 2018

    Letterboxd has released its yearly stats based on the viewing habits of the site’s nearly one million movie lovers – so there’s a pretty good chance you spent 2018 watching their top 10 most popular movies.

  • October 20, 2018

    Cold Take – A Look Back At GOSSIP

    Before Lena Headey became “Queen Of The Seven Kingdoms of Westeros” there was her starring roll in Davis Guggenheim’s stylish mystery-thriller GOSSIP.