Jason Fraley is WTOP's film critic and morning drive writer, holding an M.F.A in Film & Electronic Media from American University and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He has contributed to both USA TODAY & The (Baltimore) Sun and was recently hailed by The Washington Post, which wrote: "Fraley, a film buff, is known for his savantlike ability to name every Best Picture winner in history, by year" (6/12/11).

Read more from WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley on his blog, The Film Spectrum.

Va. native discusses Oscar-winning doc 'Undefeated'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley holds a Q&A with one of the producers of the Oscar-winning football documentary "Undefeated."

Friday - 03/16/2012, 12:41pm EDT

National Theatre offers free Burt Lancaster film series

Why waste money on a new flick when you can see a classic for free? WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley outlines his three favorite Burt Lancaster films and why you should see them.

Monday - 03/12/2012, 09:54am EDT

Is 'Kony 2012' the future of documentary?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down the short doc that's taking the internet by storm.

Saturday - 03/10/2012, 01:46pm EST

'Citizen Soldiers' no 'Citizen Kanes' in 'Act of Valor'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says 'Act of Valor' combines superb military action with a weak script and unprofessional performances.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 05:40am EST

Zombies and folk docs highlight D.C. Indie Film Fest

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley provides a preview of the 14th annual festival.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 08:59am EST

WTOP's film critic Jason Fraley live-tweets the Oscars

Join WTOP's film critic Jason Fraley as he tweets live during the 84th Academy Awards.

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 07:54pm EST

'Descendants' strikes balance between laughs and tears

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley concludes his look at the Best Picture nominees with "The Descendants."

Friday - 02/24/2012, 12:41pm EST

Nine films battle for Best Picture glory

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley concludes his Oscar countdown by ranking the nine Best Picture nominees.

Friday - 02/24/2012, 06:47am EST

Four veterans and a rookie vie for Supporting Actor

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley handicaps a race led by two 82-year-old actors.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 06:43am EST

'The Help' brings deep cast to the Deep South

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says 'The Help' is masterfully acted, but far from groundbreaking.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 08:41am EST

Spencer's 'supporting' sweep easy as Oscar pie

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says Octavia Spencer ("The Help") is practically a lock for Best Supporting Actress.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 05:38am EST

Moviestars, maids and iron ladies vie for Best Actress

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley puts his money on Viola Davis to win the Best Actress Oscar.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 05:25am EST

Oscars: Will the strong, silent type win Best Actor?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley predicts Oscar's winners and losers before the Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 04:51am EST

Woody Allen searches his own nostalgic soul in 'Paris'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says Woody Allen's latest is one of his best.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 09:46am EST

'War Horse' a long shot in Oscar horse race

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "War Horse" is a pony among Best Picture stallions, but it is worth seeing.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 07:19am EST

'Tree of Life' walks line between profound, pretentious

"The Tree of Life" is not a film you rent on a Friday night. It's the type you leave behind after the apocalypse to describe the experience of the human race.

Friday - 02/10/2012, 11:20am EST

'Moneyball' changes the baseball movie game

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Moneyball" is a film that cash-strapped moviegoers will find well worth the price of admission.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 04:27pm EST

'Extremely' promising and 'incredibly' disappointing

"Extremely Loud" fancies itself to be way more profound than it actually is, with predictable twists and the gall to name its protagonist "Oscar."

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 04:31pm EST

Scorsese conducts magical 3D experiment in 'Hugo'

In WTOP's Countdown to the Oscars, Jason Fraley takes a closer look at Martin Scorsese's magical 3D movie, "Hugo."

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 10:25am EST

Mission accomplished: Strong sequels not impossible

Critics are hailing the latest installment, "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol," as the best. WTOP's Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a closer look at the film's directing techniques and barely-hidden political statements.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 04:32pm EST
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