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.

Va. native discusses Oscar-winning doc 'Undefeated'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley holds a Q&A with one of the producers of the Oscar-winning football documentary "Undefeated."

Friday - 03/16/2012, 12:41pm EDT
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National Theatre offers free Burt Lancaster film series

Why waste money on a new flick when you can see a classic for free? WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley outlines his three favorite Burt Lancaster films and why you should see them.

Monday - 03/12/2012, 09:54am EDT
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Is 'Kony 2012' the future of documentary?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down the short doc that's taking the internet by storm.

Saturday - 03/10/2012, 01:46pm EST
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'Citizen Soldiers' no 'Citizen Kanes' in 'Act of Valor'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says 'Act of Valor' combines superb military action with a weak script and unprofessional performances.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 05:40am EST
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Zombies and folk docs highlight D.C. Indie Film Fest

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley provides a preview of the 14th annual festival.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 08:59am EST

WTOP's film critic Jason Fraley live-tweets the Oscars

Join WTOP's film critic Jason Fraley as he tweets live during the 84th Academy Awards.

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 07:54pm EST

'Descendants' strikes balance between laughs and tears

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley concludes his look at the Best Picture nominees with "The Descendants."

Friday - 02/24/2012, 12:41pm EST
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Nine films battle for Best Picture glory

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley concludes his Oscar countdown by ranking the nine Best Picture nominees.

Friday - 02/24/2012, 06:47am EST

Four veterans and a rookie vie for Supporting Actor

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley handicaps a race led by two 82-year-old actors.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 06:43am EST

'The Help' brings deep cast to the Deep South

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says 'The Help' is masterfully acted, but far from groundbreaking.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 08:41am EST
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Spencer's 'supporting' sweep easy as Oscar pie

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says Octavia Spencer ("The Help") is practically a lock for Best Supporting Actress.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 05:38am EST

Moviestars, maids and iron ladies vie for Best Actress

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley puts his money on Viola Davis to win the Best Actress Oscar.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 05:25am EST

Oscars: Will the strong, silent type win Best Actor?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley predicts Oscar's winners and losers before the Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 04:51am EST

Woody Allen searches his own nostalgic soul in 'Paris'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says Woody Allen's latest is one of his best.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 09:46am EST
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'War Horse' a long shot in Oscar horse race

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "War Horse" is a pony among Best Picture stallions, but it is worth seeing.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 07:19am EST
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'Tree of Life' walks line between profound, pretentious

"The Tree of Life" is not a film you rent on a Friday night. It's the type you leave behind after the apocalypse to describe the experience of the human race.

Friday - 02/10/2012, 11:20am EST
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'Moneyball' changes the baseball movie game

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Moneyball" is a film that cash-strapped moviegoers will find well worth the price of admission.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 04:27pm EST
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'Extremely' promising and 'incredibly' disappointing

"Extremely Loud" fancies itself to be way more profound than it actually is, with predictable twists and the gall to name its protagonist "Oscar."

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 04:31pm EST
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Scorsese conducts magical 3D experiment in 'Hugo'

In WTOP's Countdown to the Oscars, Jason Fraley takes a closer look at Martin Scorsese's magical 3D movie, "Hugo."

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 10:25am EST
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Mission accomplished: Strong sequels not impossible

Critics are hailing the latest installment, "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol," as the best. WTOP's Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a closer look at the film's directing techniques and barely-hidden political statements.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 04:32pm EST
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