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.

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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Why so many summer blockbuster flops in 2013?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley gives a postmortem on the Summer Blockbuster Season.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 12:05pm EDT
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Civil rights struggle through the entertainment lens

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley charts the history of race relations through movies, music and television.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 02:50pm EDT
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'Jobs' fails to find the man within the businessman

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the new Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs."

Friday - 08/23/2013, 12:19pm EDT
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'The Butler' marches through civil rights history

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews Lee Daniels "The Butler."

Friday - 08/16/2013, 10:05am EDT
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