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.

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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To binge or not to binge? That's the TV trend

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley examines the binge-watching phenomenon.

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 04:30pm EDT

What are the best summer movies of all time?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down his Top 30 Summer Movies of All Time.

Friday - 08/02/2013, 08:35am EDT
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'The Good Son' doc is a Seoul-searching knockout

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "The Good Son: The Life of Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini."

Monday - 07/29/2013, 08:19am EDT
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Screen on the Green kicks off on National Mall

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley revs up for Screen on the Green 2013.

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 08:23am EDT

'Fruitvale Station' offers timely moment of reflection

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "Fruitvale Station," the pride of this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 10:22am EDT
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A drive-in theater arrives in Northeast D.C.

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley checks out the trifecta of food, film and fun.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 07:42am EDT
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Circle the Wagons: 'Lone Tonto' still worth seeing

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews Disney's "The Lone Ranger."

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 06:06am EDT
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Emmerich, 'White House Down' not as fun post-9/11

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "White House Down."

Friday - 06/28/2013, 09:34am EDT
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Brad Pitt's zombie gamble pays off in 'World War Z'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "World War Z" survives murky backstory to become the most intense movie of the summer.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 08:06am EDT
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Reflections: How Gandolfini, 'Sopranos' changed TV

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley remembers James Gandolfini and how "The Sopranos" changed TV history.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 04:52am EDT
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AFI DOCS documentary festival kicks off with new name, new locations

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley previews AFI DOCS, which runs from June 19 to June 23.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 10:28am EDT
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Superman returns, Lois & Clark fade in 'Man of Steel'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the new Superman flick "Man of Steel" is a mixed bag of thrilling action, but little love story.

Friday - 06/14/2013, 02:04pm EDT
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'Before Midnight' gives Ethan Hawke a 9-year 'purge'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a look at "The Purge" and "Before Midnight."

Friday - 06/07/2013, 10:15am EDT
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Mel Brooks receives AFI Life Achievement Award

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a look back at the career of Mel Brooks.

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 03:29pm EDT
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'Now You See Me' has disappointment up its sleeve (Video)

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says he enjoyed his interview with Jesse Eisenberg much more than his new movie "Now You See Me."

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 06:36am EDT
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Summer flicks bring fast and furious hangovers

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "The Hangover 3" and "Fast and Furious 6."

Friday - 05/24/2013, 07:53am EDT
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