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:


  • Knock At The Cabin M. Night Shyamalan horror movie review
    February 2, 2023

    Knock At The Cabin Review: Knock, Knock, It’s The Apocalypse

    Taking place in a remote rental cabin, loving family Andrew (Ben Aldridge) and Eric (Jonathan Groff) and their adopted daughter Wen (Kristen Cui) are on a relaxing retreat when Leonard (Dave Bautista) arrives out of the woods with a knock at the cabin door.

  • Whistler Film Festival Coyote online screenings
    December 5, 2022

    2022 Whistler Film Festival Online Viewing Guide

    The Whistler Film Festival may have concluded its in-person screenings, but the festival is far from over. Film lovers across Canada have a chance to watch highlights from the festival online from December 5, 2022 to January 2, 2023.

  • December 1, 2022

    Tiger 24 Review: Killer Tiger King

    Warren Pereira’s Tiger 24 is a stunning wildlife documentary that plays out like a true crime story full of drama and intrigue in the jungle.

  • Whistler Film Festival Exile review
    November 29, 2022

    Whistler Film Festival: Exile Review

    Adam Beach is a man both haunted and hunted for his past actions in the Canadian thriller Exile, screening as part of the Whistler Film Festival, available online across Canada on December 5.

  • Whistler Film Festival White Noise
    November 27, 2022

    2022 Whistler Film Festival Preview

    The Whistler Film Festival once again welcomes high-profile international films, ground-breaking Canadian cinema, award-season favourites, exciting short films and, of course, film lovers.

  • Michael Rinaldi in Capsule short film
    November 17, 2022

    Capsule Review: Short Film Goes The Distance

    Clocking in at under 20 minutes, Capsule packs a surprising emotional punch. With moments of gallows humour and true contemplation of human existence, Capsule feels like it is the output of a much more experienced director.