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:

  • Bob Odenkirk in Nobody
    March 22, 2021

    Nobody Review: John Wick Of Suburbia

    Bob Odenkirk is the action hero we never knew we needed in the adrenaline-driven Nobody, a thrill-filled John Wick for suburbia.

  • The End Of Us
    March 18, 2021

    SXSW 2021: The End Of Us Review

    This quarantine-set SXSW rom-com shows us that just because you can make a movie about an ongoing pandemic doesn’t mean you should

  • Paul Fronczak
    March 18, 2021

    SXSW 2021: The Lost Sons Review

    The truth is stranger than fiction in Ursula Macfarlane’s SXSW documentary The Lost Sons, a thrilling look at Paul Fronczak’s quest for his true identity.

  • Sparks Brothers
    February 4, 2021

    Sundance 2021: The Sparks Brothers Review

    Edgar Wright and some famous faces pay loving tribute to Sparks, a band that defies mass popularity while still maintaining a niche of dedicated music fans spanning decades of releases.

  • A still from Coda
    January 31, 2021

    Sundance 2021: CODA Review

    Sian Heder gives us a delightful family drama that offers a new spin on the standard coming-of-age tale.

  • Jason Issacs sits across from Martha Plimpton in Mass
    January 31, 2021

    Sundance 2021: Mass Review

    Actor Fran Kranz’s directorial debut is a tightly-woven intimate drama about grief, forgiveness and blame anchored by powerhouse performances from his small ensemble.