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.

Michelle Monaghan headlines G.I. Film Fest in Va.

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a look at "Fort Bliss" at the G.I. Film Festival.

Monday - 05/26/2014, 06:42am EDT
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New 'X-Men' is the year's best superhero flick

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Friday - 05/23/2014, 12:48pm EDT
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Dr. Godzilla: How we learned to stop worrying and love the lizard

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley looks at the franchise's symbolic cross-cultural legacy, while offering a video review of the new "Godzilla."

Friday - 05/16/2014, 08:00am EDT
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Top 50 moms in television history

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the Top 50 moms in television history.

Friday - 05/09/2014, 12:27pm EDT
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Kevin Spacey on the ruthless roots of 'House of Cards'

No one understands the hardship of ruling over others like William Shakespeare's King Richard III and "House of Cards'" Frank Underwood.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 03:08pm EDT
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'Spider-Man 2' offers great romance, too many villains

While "The Amazing Spider-Man" had the fuel of the comic's compelling origin story, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" begins to reveal the dangers of following so close in cyclical franchise shadows.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 08:35am EDT

WTOP Q&A: John Turturro does the right thing in 'Fading Gigolo'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley sits down with actor and director John Turturro to discuss his career and new movie "Fading Gigolo."

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 08:16am EDT
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Take your pick: 'Draft Day' or 'Transcendence' (Video)

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the Johnny Depp sci-fi thriller "Transcendence" and the Kevin Costner sports flick "Draft Day."

Friday - 04/18/2014, 09:09am EDT

Megan Draper sparks juicy 'Mad Men' conspiracy (SPOILERS)

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley considers the "Mad Men" conspiracy theory that Megan Draper is Sharon Tate.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 07:23pm EDT

'Mad Men': Draped secrets behind the success

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley gets ready for the final season of "Mad Men" by looking at what makes the show so very special.

Friday - 04/11/2014, 09:07am EDT
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'Captain America' asks fans: Freedom or security?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:08am EDT

'Noah' builds masterful ark with giant hole in hull

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews Darren Aronofsky's "Noah."

Friday - 03/28/2014, 10:35am EDT

TV stars hit big screen in 'Need for Speed,' 'Bad Words'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the new Aaron Paul action flick "Need for Speed" and the new Jason Bateman comedy "Bad Words." Read the reviews and see a video review.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 08:10am EDT

Wes Anderson checks into 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the latest film by writer/director Wes Anderson.

Friday - 03/14/2014, 10:58am EDT

Top 50 Animated Movies of All Time

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley ranks the greatest animated movies of all time.

Friday - 03/07/2014, 07:46am EST
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Envelopes please: Predicting the Oscar winners

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley predicts this year's Oscar winners.

Sunday - 03/02/2014, 12:00pm EST
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Oscar nominated doc 'Act of Killing' has local roots

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley interviews director Joshua Oppenheimer about his Oscar-nominated documentary "The Act of Killing."

Friday - 02/21/2014, 12:19pm EST
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Top 50 Hollywood romances

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the best Hollywood romances of all time.

Friday - 02/14/2014, 10:03am EST
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The best roles of Philip Seymour Hoffman

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley ranks his favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman movie performances.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 07:33am EST
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Kate Winslet falls for a fugitive in 'Labor Day'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the new Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin movie "Labor Day."

Friday - 01/31/2014, 09:57am EST
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