Mara Reinstein


Mara ReinsteinMara Reinstein is the New York City-based creator of MaraMovies and a movie contributor for Parade. She is the former longtime film critic and deputy editor of Us Weekly and She is a proud Detroit native and began her career as a teen movie critic for the Detroit News. She’s also the official “movie expert” for Emagine Entertainment in Detroit. She cohosts the podcast Mara and Mantz Talk Movies with Access Hollywood film critic Scott Mantz.

Mara is a prestigious “Top Critic” on Rotten Tomatoes, and her reviews have been quoted in other publications such as the E! Online, Sports Illustrated, BuzzFeed and the Wall Street Journal. She has been blurbed in the advertising campaigns for Beauty & the Beast, La La Land, Zootopia, Fences, Arrival, Manchester by the Sea, Spotlight, The Big Short, Joy, Room, Boyhood, Silver Linings Playbook, Spy, Frozen and more. She is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, votes for the Critics Choice Awards and has sounded off on movies live on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, the Mitch Albom Show on WJR-AM, CBS-AM, Fox News, E!, VH1, and several podcasts. You can find her running around the Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes, SXSW, Telluride, Toronto, and New York Film Festivals. Her celebrity interview subjects include Dame Judi Dench, Jennifer Lopez, Harrison Ford, Tina Fey, Emma Stone, Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck, Mark Wahlberg, Penelope Cruz, Emily Blunt, and many more. Mara is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Mara has also seen Back to the Future about 439 times. 

You can find Mara on Twitter at @MaraReinstein, or email her at