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.

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

'Goodfellas' inspiration Henry Hill dead at 69

His life inspired Martin Scorsese's movie masterpiece "Goodfellas" (1990).

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 09:29am EDT

'Phoning home' with a phenomenon 30 years later

The endearing story of "E.T. The Extra- Terrestrial" first brought moviegoers to tears in 1982.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 12:48pm EDT

Ridley Scott resurrects science 'friction' with 'Prometheus'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Prometheus" may leave too much unanswered, but it's one hell of a ride.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 06:47am EDT
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Planning your summer movie schedule

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley previews the next few weeks at the summer box office.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 10:22am EDT
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'Snow White and Huntsman' dwarfs own dark potential

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the movie takes itself a little too seriously, without the script to back it up.

Friday - 06/01/2012, 09:39am EDT
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'Men in Black III' won't let you remember part 2

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the third installment is pleasantly surprising.

Friday - 05/25/2012, 08:22am EDT
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'The Dictator' demands we taste the 'duck soup'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "The Dictator" is a tasty blend of "Duck Soup," "The Great Dictator" and "Coming to America."

Friday - 05/18/2012, 01:50pm EDT
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More Katniss: Hollywood still a man's world

A new study finds women were "dramatically under-represented" in 2011 movies.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 11:51am EDT

G.I. Film Festival recalls history's great war movies

The G.I. Film Festival kicks off in D.C. Monday and runs through Sunday, with movies being shown at various locations around the District.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 09:27am EDT

Johnny Depp shines in 'Dark Shadows' re-'vamp'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Dark Shadows" is a surprisingly delicious addition to the Tim Burton canon.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 12:17pm EDT

Artisphere launches series of early Hitchcock films

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the series allows us see the "master of suspense" honing his skills before coming to Hollywood.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 10:48am EDT

'The Avengers' proves Hollywood needs avenging

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "The Avengers" lacks his favorite part of superhero flicks: the hero's journey.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 08:39am EDT
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'Cabin in the Woods' sees the petrified forest for the trees

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Cabin" makes us pay full attention to the men behind the curtain.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 04:36am EDT
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'Mockingbird' 50th anniversary Blu Ray soars

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says 'Mockingbird' is an adapted novel that makes "The Hunger Games" look like child's play.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 12:12pm EDT
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'Three Stooges' a solid imitation, but still an imitation

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the Farrellys effectively clone the stooges -- the film's biggest credit and its fatal flaw.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 12:15pm EDT
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'Titanic 3D' proves Cameron's blockbuster unsinkable

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Titanic 3D" is not a time to revel in three dimensions, but to reflect back upon a true pop culture phenomenon.

Friday - 04/06/2012, 09:39am EDT
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