Fraley on Film
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.
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley keeps a running tally of his favorite movies of the year.
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "Whiplash," this year's Sundance champion, which arrives in D.C. theaters this weekend.
Ben Affleck is utterly convincing as a poker-faced husband who leaves us guessing as to whether he is concerned or relieved that his wife is missing.
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley looks at the growing phenomenon of spoiler alerts.
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley hits the red carpet for the D.C. premiere of the new TV show "Madam Secretary," starring Tea Leoni and executive produced by Morgan Freeman.
MovieMaker Magazine just named it the Coolest Short Film Fest in the World. This weekend, D.C. Shorts returns for its 11th year, featuring 135 short films from 25 countries from Sept. 11-21.
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down "The Sopranos" finale and revives the ongoing debate over whether Tony Soprano lived or died.
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley celebrates 30 years of "Ghost Busters."
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "When the Game Stands Tall."
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley remembers the career of Robin Williams.
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy."
It's time to tie yourself to the train tracks of "Snowpiercer," a sci-fi action thriller that's catching fire On Demand and still playing at five specialty theaters in the Washington area.
As the Best Sports Movies bracket reaches the Elite 8, the WTOP newsroom shares its favorite sports movies and why.
The phrase "one of a kind" gets thrown around a lot, but Richard Linklater's long-term experiment "Boyhood" is more deserving of the title than any movie in recent memory.
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the "Planet of the Apes" franchise is in very good hands.
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley ranks Hollywood's Most Patriotic Movies.
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys" and looks at the best movie musicals of all time.
Movie critics are like Roman emperors, holding their fists out to command a chanting crowd with the drama of a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. But the cinematic arena is no Coliseum; it's a movie palace. And our beloved Caesar, the purveyor of so many thumbs, was Roger Ebert.
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down the best movie sequels of all time.
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the new Tom Cruise movie "Edge of Tomorrow."
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