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.

What are the top Christmas movies?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the top holiday flicks.

Friday - 12/21/2012, 07:14am EST
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Three's a cinema crowd for solo book 'The Hobbit'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley didn't have a problem with the film's fast frame rate, but rather with the slow story rate.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 07:37am EST
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Romance, sports, meds and the joy of 'Silver Linings'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Silver Linings Playbook" is a great date movie with surprising depth.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 05:16am EST
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Movie theaters screen holiday classics

All month, you can check out your favorite Christmas movies at the National Theatre and the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 06:20am EST

'Life of Pi' brings crouching tiger, hidden parable

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Life of Pi" is fascinating, albeit difficult to market.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 10:01am EST
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Shed turkey pounds along the 'Lincoln' movie trail

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a walk along the Lincoln Movie Trail.

Friday - 11/23/2012, 07:49am EST
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History comes to life in Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Lincoln" proves that inspired, intelligent filmmaking shall not perish from this earth.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 09:38am EST
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Does 'Skyfall' meet sky-high expectations?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says reports of "The Best Bond Yet" are greatly exaggerated, but "Skyfall" is worth seeing simply for Javier Bardem and Adele's opening credits.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 02:15pm EST
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'Seal Team Six' premieres at Newseum after Sandy delay

The Newseum hosted the premiere of National Geographic Channel's "Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden."

Friday - 11/02/2012, 12:15pm EDT
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Top 25 movies on American politics

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the greatest movies about the American political system.

Friday - 11/02/2012, 09:01am EDT
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Horror diet: Shed pounds with scary flicks

A new study finds that watching horror flicks can actually help you lose weight.

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 01:05pm EDT

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
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