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.

Director defends bin Laden film release before election

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley had a chat with John Stockwell, director of the upcoming film "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden," which airs Sunday, Nov. 4, on National Geographic Channel.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 12:13pm EDT
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Ambitious, soulless 'Cloud Atlas' shrugs off potential

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley loved the concept of "Cloud Atlas" on paper, but the result didn't live up to its ambition.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 11:19am EDT
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Art imitates life in Affleck's new CIA thriller 'Argo'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Argo" makes it official: Ben Affleck can direct.

Friday - 10/12/2012, 11:19am EDT
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50 Years of 007: Who is the best James Bond?

For five decades, we've been staring down the barrel of a gun. On this date in 1962, 007 arrived. WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a look at the 23 Bond films that have been made.

Friday - 10/05/2012, 05:22am EDT
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Eastwood's 'Trouble with the Curve' lacks a fastball

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Trouble with the Curve" is no "Moneyball."

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 11:54pm EDT
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Phoenix rises in new cult classic 'The Master'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down the latest film from writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Friday - 09/21/2012, 06:23pm EDT
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E Street Cinema: The Movie Music of Bruce Springsteen

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a look back at Springsteen's contribution to the movies.

Friday - 09/14/2012, 09:36am EDT
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Side-by-side comparison: 'The Possession' vs. 'The Exorcist'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley compares Hollywood's latest exorcism flick with the one that started it all.

Friday - 09/07/2012, 12:31pm EDT
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DC Shorts brings largest short film fest outside Calif.

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley previews the 9th annual short film festival.

Monday - 09/03/2012, 09:08am EDT

Langella carries 'Robot & Frank' with bittersweet charm

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the film is worth watching for Langella's performance alone.

Friday - 08/31/2012, 10:54am EDT
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Remember when film was actually on film? These guys don't

WTOP's Movie Critic Jason Fraley

Monday - 08/27/2012, 11:01am EDT

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Stephens City proves drive-ins are not 'expendable'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley made a trip out to The Family Drive-In Theatre in Stephens City, Va.

Friday - 08/24/2012, 04:21am EDT
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Spielberg classic 'Jaws' still hasn't lost its bite

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley joins in WTOP Shark Week with a special behind-the-scenes look at "Jaws."

Friday - 08/17/2012, 08:13am EDT
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Exorcising Damons: Film franchise is 'Bourne' again

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Legacy" is a bit convoluted, but the "Bourne" franchise appears to be in good hands.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 08:13am EDT
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Memories of Marvin Hamlisch

Jason Fraley, WTOP Film Critic

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 08:38am EDT

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Screen on the Green wraps up with 'Psycho'

The free screening of "Psycho" (1960) begins at sunset just off the Smithsonian Metro stop. Guests usually show up hours ahead of time, between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., to get prime real estate on the Mall.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 07:42am EDT

Hitchcock dethrones Welles as 'Vertigo' tops 'Kane'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley explains why "Vertigo" ended the 50-year reign of "Citizen Kane" as the greatest movie of all time.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 08:29pm EDT

'Vertigo' knocks off 'Citizen Kane'

Jason Fraley, WTOP Film Critic

Friday - 08/03/2012, 03:59pm EDT

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Review of 'Total Recall' remake

Jason Fraley, WTOP Film Critic

Friday - 08/03/2012, 11:08am EDT

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Is 'Total Recall' worth a recall?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley compares the 2012 "Total Recall" remake to the 1990 original.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 07:40am EDT
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