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:


  • 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.

  • May 7, 2020

    Hot Docs At Home: 9/11 Kids Review

    Almost 20 years after that fateful day, a new documentary explores what the children in the classroom with George W. Bush are up to now