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:

  • Censor still from Sundance 2021
    January 29, 2021

    Sundance 2021: Censor Review

    Sundance’s opening Midnight pick leaves much to be desired in a film that fails to live up to its potential.

  • I'm Your Woman
    December 9, 2020

    I’m Your Woman Review

    I’m Your Woman cleverly subverts the 1970s crime drama by putting the criminals’ wives in the spotlight.

  • Another Round
    September 18, 2020

    TIFF 2020: Another Round Review

    Thomas Vinterberg reunites with Mads Mikkelsen and Thomas Bo Larsen for a celebration of life and friendship.

  • September 18, 2020

    TIFF 2020: Ammonite Review

    Kate Winslet delivers a quiet but powerful performance as fossil hunter Mary Anning in Francis Lee’s Ammonite.

  • September 16, 2020

    TIFF 2020: Wildfire Review

    Knock-out performances from the film’s leads anchor the story about a generational struggle with mental health.

  • September 15, 2020

    TIFF 2020: Falling Review

    Viggo Mortensen elegantly tackles the complicated dynamics of a father-son relationship in his directorial debut.

  • 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