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.

Jackie Robinson hailed as mythic hero in '42'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a look at the new Jackie Robinson movie "42."

Friday - 04/12/2013, 10:03am EDT

Special screening of Oscar-winning film held in D.C.

An Academy Award-winning film created by two local filmmakers will be shown Thursday night at the Avalon Theatre in D.C.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 07:26am EDT

'Jurassic Park 3D' proves classics are never extinct

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley hopes we find every excuse to re-release classic flicks as often as possible.

Friday - 04/05/2013, 11:37am EDT

Memories of Roger Ebert

Jason Fraley, WTOP Film Critic

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 07:39am EDT


Top 10 Baseball Movies of All Time

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down his favorite baseball movies.

Friday - 03/29/2013, 08:37am EDT

'Olympus Has Fallen' is 'Die Hard' at the White House

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down the first of this year's two White House attack flicks.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 07:53am EDT

Raimi attempts magic trick in 'Oz' prequel (VIDEO)

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Oz: The Great and Powerful" pales in comparison to the 1939 classic, but is better than expected.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 07:51am EDT

Spielberg's 'Schindler' out on Blu-ray for 20th anniversary

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley unravels what makes "Schindler's List" such a revered film as the black-and-white movie comes out in high-definition.

Friday - 03/08/2013, 07:22am EST

Cinema Romance: From D.C. movie dates to the Oscars

Oscar winners Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine of Chevy Chase tell WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley about their movie dates in D.C., documentary quests and what it was like to stand on stage to accept their golden statues.

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 12:06pm EST

Live Blog: 85th annual Academy Awards

Join WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley and Style for Hire's Lisa Tumbarello as they break down the best dressed on the red carpet, the speeches and who takes home a shiny gold statue. The live blog starts Sunday at 7 p.m.

Friday - 02/22/2013, 03:30pm EST

Does Oscar history repeat itself?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley compares this year's nine Oscar nominees to last year's nine Oscar nominees.

Friday - 02/22/2013, 12:59pm EST

Oscars: The battle for Best Picture

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley gives the best case for and against each Best Picture nominee.

Friday - 02/22/2013, 09:59am EST

WTOP Morning Drive team predicts the Oscar winners

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley and the rest of the Morning Drive team give their Oscar predictions.

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 08:44am EST

Yippy-kay-nay: Not every day 'A Good Day to Die Hard'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down "A Good Day to Die Hard."

Friday - 02/15/2013, 07:55am EST

Linda Blair talks Oscars, FEARnet, 'Exorcist' 40th anniversary

WTOP Jason Fraley chats with "Exorcist" star Linda Blair to mark a special marathon to mark 40 years of a horror classic.

Friday - 02/15/2013, 07:46am EST

Mr. Oscar Goes to Washington as statue visits WTOP

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley describes Oscar's visit to the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 11:07am EST

Netflix original series 'House of Cards' could change TV

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley hit the red carpet for the D.C. premiere of Netflix's first original series 'House of Cards,' starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 08:48am EST

Aging French lovers teach the true meaning of 'Amour'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down "Amour," winner of the Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival and current Academy Award nominee for Best Picture.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 08:20am EST

Strong 'Gangster Squad' cast suffers from timing, tone

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says untouchable topics can turn films into public enemies.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 07:56am EST

The Affleck Redemption

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down the 2013 Golden Globes results.

Monday - 01/14/2013, 06:56am EST


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