Rachel West

Senior Critic / Strategy Guru
Rachel West is a senior producer for ET Canada 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, Comic-Con, D23, CinemaCon, the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes. Her film writing and interviews have appeared in publications and outlets including Global News, Shaw Connect, The National Post, Toronto Film Scene, Cineplex Magazine, CAA Magazine, Mondo Magazine, Discover Toronto 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 Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) and is on the jury for the 2021 Rising Sun International Film Festival.


Articles by Rachel West:


  • September 13, 2020

    TIFF 2020: The Third Day Review

    The Wicker Man meets Midsommar in HBO’s new atmospheric but predictable miniseries The Third Day with Jude Law and Naomie Harris

  • August 24, 2020

    Fantasia 2020 Review: 12 Hour Shift

    Billed as a dark horror-comedy, 12 Hour Shift is DOA when it comes to delivering any laughs or frights despite competent performances.

  • August 22, 2020

    Fantasia 2020 Review: The Columnist

    Not reading the comments is easier said than done in the horror-satire The Columnist, a satisfying look at one woman’s response to her online trolls

  • Colin Farrell and Ferdia Shaw in Artemis Fowl
    June 13, 2020

    Artemis Fowl Review: A Film Cursed To Fail

    Twelve minutes into the movie, Colin Farrell gets in a helicopter and flies away, and frankly, we can’t blame him because it’s all downhill from there.