Mara’s Schpiel

Mara Reinstein on the Red CarpetMara Reinstein is a NYC-based writer, editor and pop-culture junkie. She is currently the longtime film critic for Us Weekly and and a contributing writer for Parade, Billboard, The Cut, TV Guide and has written for The Washington Post, The Ringer, 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 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 Broadcast Film Critics Association, votes for the Critics Choice Awards, and has sounded off live on The Howard Stern Show and EW Live on SiriusXM, CBS-AM, Fox News, E!, VH1, and several podcasts. You can find her running around the Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes, SXSW, Telluride, Toronto, Savannah and New York film festivals. Some of her celeb interview subjects include Dame Judi Dench, Kevin Costner, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sigourney Weaver, Tina Fey, Emma Stone, Bryan Cranston, Penelope Cruz, Harrison Ford, Jon Hamm, Jack Black, Robert Pattinson, Scott Hamilton, Drew Barrymore, Dee Rees, Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck, Mark Wahlberg, Emily Blunt and Jimmys Kimmel & Fallon. 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