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.

'Madam Secretary' stars hit red carpet for DC premiere

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.

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Fraley Film Guide

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley keeps a running tally of his favorite movies of the year.

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 09:47am EDT

D.C. Shorts returns as 'world's coolest' short film fest

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.

Friday - 09/12/2014, 08:24am EDT
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Final Analysis: What really happened to Tony Soprano?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down "The Sopranos" finale and revives the ongoing debate over whether Tony Soprano lived or died.

Monday - 09/01/2014, 07:54pm EDT

Remastered 'Ghostbusters' hits theaters for 30th anny

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley celebrates 30 years of "Ghost Busters."

Friday - 08/29/2014, 09:16am EDT
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Mixed pigskin promise in 'When the Game Stands Tall'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "When the Game Stands Tall."

Saturday - 08/23/2014, 09:22am EDT
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The hilarious, heartfelt career of Robin Williams

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley remembers the career of Robin Williams.

Friday - 08/15/2014, 11:44am EDT
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Meet Marvel's misfits: 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Friday - 08/01/2014, 08:21am EDT
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'Snowpiercer' is the summer's best-kept movie secret

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.

Friday - 07/25/2014, 07:48am EDT
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WTOP's favorite sports movies

As the Best Sports Movies bracket reaches the Elite 8, the WTOP newsroom shares its favorite sports movies and why.

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 06:21am EDT

'Boyhood' is one-of-a-kind time capsule

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.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 01:34pm EDT
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'Dawn of Planet of the Apes' is one of franchise's best (Videos)

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the "Planet of the Apes" franchise is in very good hands.

Friday - 07/11/2014, 09:38am EDT
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Most Patriotic Movies for July 4

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley ranks Hollywood's Most Patriotic Movies.

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 07:10am EDT
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Clint Eastwood tackles Frankie Valli in 'Jersey Boys'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys" and looks at the best movie musicals of all time.

Friday - 06/27/2014, 09:42am EDT
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'Life Itself' turns lens on Roger Ebert at AFI Docs

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.

Friday - 06/20/2014, 10:12am EDT
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The best movie sequels of all time

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down the best movie sequels of all time.

Friday - 06/13/2014, 06:51am EDT
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Tom Cruise turns 'Groundhog Day' into sci-fi action fun

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the new Tom Cruise movie "Edge of Tomorrow."

Friday - 06/06/2014, 09:18am EDT

'Maleficent' vs. 'A Million Ways to Die in the West'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "A Million Ways to Die in the West" and "Maleficent."

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 01:38pm EDT

'Next Goal Wins' follows team from worst to winners

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley and WTOP Sports Director Dave Johnson chat with former D.C. United coach Thomas Rongen, whose experience coaching American Samoa is the subject of the new documentary "Next Goal Wins."

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 12:04pm EDT
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Michelle Monaghan headlines G.I. Film Fest in Va.

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a look at "Fort Bliss" at the G.I. Film Festival.

Monday - 05/26/2014, 06:42am EDT
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