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.

'American Hustle' is a modern masterpiece

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley was blown away by "American Hustle."

Friday - 12/20/2013, 04:29am EST
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Afternoon delight: 'Anchorman 2' is kind of a big deal

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 12:17pm EST
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'The Book Thief' best as a family outing

"The Book Thief" spent more than 230 weeks on the best-seller list. Now, it's a movie. Find out whether it's worth your time.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 09:36am EST

'Catching Fire' brings 2nd helping of 'Hunger Games'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the "Hunger Games" sequel, "Catching Fire."

Friday - 11/22/2013, 11:00am EST

Steven Spielberg honored at the National Archives

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley joins director Steven Spielberg on the red carpet at the National Archives.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 12:29pm EST
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Free Spielberg screenings at the National Archives

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley looks back at the career of Steven Spielberg, who will be honored Tuesday at the National Archives.

Friday - 11/15/2013, 09:14am EST
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'Thor 2' vs. 'Iron Man 3' in Marvel battle

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley pits "Thor: The Dark World" against "Iron Man 3" in a battle for Marvel supremacy.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 10:38am EST
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Scream Queen: 'Carrie' remake vs. 1976 classic

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the "Carrie" remake.

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 09:55am EDT
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Top 50 scary movies of all time

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the greatest scary movies of all time.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 05:29am EDT
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'The Butler' revisted as Lee Daniels comes to Va.

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley describes his "cleansing" experience watching "The Butler" for a second time, followed by a Q&A with director Lee Daniels and writer Wil Haygood.

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 10:05am EDT

Middleburg Film Fest brings Sundance to Va.

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley visits the first ever Middleburg Film Festival in Middleburg, Va.

Sunday - 10/27/2013, 05:07pm EDT
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'12 Years a Slave' instantly joins the Oscar race

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "12 Years a Slave."

Friday - 10/18/2013, 11:04am EDT
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'Captain Phillips' pits Tom Hanks against Somali pirates

WTOP's Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "Captain Phillips."

Friday - 10/11/2013, 10:38am EDT
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'Gravity' demands to be seen on the big screen

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the new space thriller "Gravity," starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, will blow you away.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 09:07am EDT
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Breaking down 'Breaking Bad' (SPOILERS)

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down the final episodes of "Breaking Bad."

Monday - 09/30/2013, 09:28am EDT

Ron Howard revs up racing rivalry in 'Rush'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews Ron Howard's "Rush," which follows the real-life rivalry of two 1970s Formula One racers, Britain's James Hunt and Austria's Niki Lauda.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 08:49am EDT
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Star-studded 'Prisoners' is a child abduction nail-biter

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the new child abduction thriller "Prisoners."

Friday - 09/20/2013, 09:19am EDT
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DC Shorts kicks off with Oscar-winning filmmaker

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley previews the 10th annual DC Shorts Film Festival.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 09:43am EDT

AFI Silver Theatre celebrates its 75th anniversary

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley marks 75 years of movies at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Md.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 09:54am EDT

What are the greatest football movies of all time?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down his favorite football flicks.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 07:06am EDT
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