Rachel West

Rachel West is a Toronto-based film and entertainment journalist with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Film Studies from Carleton University. An Associate Editor and Senior Critic at That Shelf, she spent several years as a Senior Digital Producer at ET Canada and Cineplex covering the latest film news and events. Rachel has interviewed everyone from Colin Farrell to Miss Piggy and has reported live from TIFF, SXSW, Comic-Con, Star Wars Celebration, CinemaCon, the SAG Awards, and the Golden Globes, among others. Her film writing and interviews have appeared in publications and outlets including Global News, Telefilm, ET Canada, Shaw Connect, The National Post, Toronto Film Scene, Cineplex Magazine, CAA Magazine, Mondo Magazine, Discover Toronto, and more. A Tomatometer-approved critic who loves an Oxford comma, Rachel has served on film festival juries and is a member and regular contributor to the Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ). You can find her talking about Nicolas Cage and cats on Twitter and Instagram.