About Me

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my corner of the internet. My name’s Rachel and I’m a freelance film critic currently based out of Toronto, Canada with previous stop overs in London, England and sunny Singapore.

I’m the Film Editor for Exclaim!, Co-Founder of The Asian Cut, and a regular contributor for POV Magazine and That Shelf. I can be heard weekly on Contra Zoom Pod with Dakota Arsenault where we discuss movies new and old. I'm also a member of the Toronto Film Critics Association and received their 2021 Emerging Critic Award. In 2022, I served as a jury member for the Lavazza IncluCity Festival and Festival du nouveau cinéma.

I enjoy discovering films from around the world, promoting Canadian filmmakers and shining a spotlight on movies from Asia and the Asian diaspora. In addition to new releases, I've covered film festivals including, Sundance, SXSW, Hot Docs, TIFF, Cinéfest Sudbury, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Fantasia International Film Festival, Canadian Film Fest and Toronto After Dark.

Exploring the beautiful Algarve region of Portugal