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.

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

AFI Silver marks 50 years since Marilyn Monroe's death

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley looks back at the best work of Monroe's career.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 04:50pm EDT
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'High Noon' celebrates 60th anniversary

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley looks back at one of Hollywood's greatest Westerns.

Monday - 07/30/2012, 12:01pm EDT

Review of 'Beast of the Southern Wild'

Jason Fraley, WTOP film critic

Friday - 07/27/2012, 04:14pm EDT

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'Beast' child performance lifts 'Wild' to greatness

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley has never seen anything quite like "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

Friday - 07/27/2012, 12:57pm EDT
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Nolan's final Batman 'rises' to the occasion

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Dark Knight" fans will not be disappointed, and political pundits will debate it for years.

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 04:13am EDT
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Movie masterpieces come to Screen on the Green (VIDEO)

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley previews the Screen on the Green series.

Monday - 07/16/2012, 11:49am EDT

Biggest movie blockbusters of all time

Summer blockbuster season has inspired WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley to count down the biggest blockbusters in movie history.

Friday - 07/13/2012, 10:58am EDT
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Bogart stars in summer series at National Theatre

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down two months full of Bogart in our nation's capital.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 12:01pm EDT

John Williams' movie music at Wolf Trap

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a look back at one of the most prolific careers in film composing history.

Friday - 07/06/2012, 10:03am EDT
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Webb spins new Spidey into responsible reboot

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "The Amazing Spider-Man" understands that with great power comes great responsibility.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 12:59pm EDT
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Top 20 Most Patriotic Movies for July 4th

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley names his Top 20 Most Patriotic Movies.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 07:10am EDT

Pauly Shore brings 'Pauly-tics' to 9:30 Club

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley caught up with Pauly Shore to discuss his latest Showtime special.

Saturday - 06/30/2012, 04:10am EDT

Woody Allen takes Euro tour to the Eternal City

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley sends a postcard "To Rome with Love."

Friday - 06/29/2012, 04:02pm EDT
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Silverdocs rages on with hot panels and screenings

You still have time to see some brilliant documentaries. The film festival in Silver Spring runs through June 24.

Monday - 06/25/2012, 09:00am EDT

Smithsonian offers weekend of Eastwood westerns

The National Museum of American History will celebrate the western work of Clint Eastwood all weekend.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 11:29am EDT

'Brave' cowers beneath Pixar's own high standards

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Brave" is a fun outing for the kids, but not up to Pixar's own high potential.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 08:55am EDT
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AFI hosts Silverdocs festival through Sunday

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley previews both the 10th annual SILVERDOCS festival and the 4th annual Frederick Film Festival.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 11:53am EDT
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30 Most Memorable Movie Dads

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the Top 30 Most Memorable Movie Dads.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 07:02am EDT
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