Mara Reinstein is a NYC-based writer, editor, lecturer and pop-culture obsessive. She is currently the longtime film critic for Us Weekly and Usmagazine.com and SiriusXM Volume and a contributing writer for Parade, The New York Times, Billboard, Emmy Magazine, The Ringer and has written for The Washington Post, AARP Magazine, The Cut, TV Guide, InStyle, The Hollywood Reporter and many other outlets.
A prestigious “Top Critic” on Rotten Tomatoes, Mara’s reviews have been quoted in other publications such as E! Online, Sports Illustrated, BuzzFeed and the Wall Street Journal. She has been blurbed in the advertising campaigns for Promising Young Woman, The Farewell, Eighth Grade, RBG, A Quiet Place, Game Night, Molly’s Game, Darkest Hour, La La Land, Boyhood, Silver Linings Playbook, Spy, Frozen and more.
She is also a member of the Critics Choice Association, The Hollywood Critics Association, votes for the Critics Choice Awards, and has sounded off live on The Howard Stern Show, CBS-AM, Fox News, E!, Reelz, VH1, and several podcasts. Hear Mara every Monday night at 5 PM EST on “Sound & Vision” on SiriusXM Volume (Channel 10o6). You can find her running around the Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes, SXSW, Telluride, Toronto, Savannah and New York film festivals during non-pandemic times. In 2020, she contributed to the program for the 72nd annual Emmy Awards.
Her cooperative celebrity cover-story interview subjects include Jerry Seinfeld, Dwayne Johnson, Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Will Ferrell, Emily Blunt, Steve Martin, Michael J. Fox, Scarlett Johansson, Cher, Kevin Costner, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sigourney Weaver, Penelope Cruz, Dame Judi Dench, Justin Theroux, Margot Robbie, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick, Anna Kendrick, Gal Gadot, James Brolin and Jim Gaffigan. She’s also interviewed Tom Hiddleston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Harrison Ford, Bryan Cranston, Rachel Weisz, John Legend, Casey Affleck and too many more to count.
Mara is honored to be featured in the acclaimed 2019 photo book Women’s Work: Stories from Pioneering Women Shaping Our Workforce (Simon & Schuster, $35) now available on Amazon and all other book retailers.
A proud Detroit native (go Tigers!), she is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism (go Tigers again!). She quotes The Devil Wears Prada on a daily basis and is aware this bio is waaaaaay too long.
Reach Mara at MaraReinstein@gmail.com