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.

'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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Return to form: 'The Artist' exposes the 'art' of filmmaking

If you're still leery about watching a silent movie, don't be.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 04:33pm EST
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Part 3: Top 25 Christmas films and shows of all time

WTOP's Jason Fraley concludes his countdown of the best Christmas movies and TV specials.

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 04:34pm EST

Part 2: Top 25 Christmas films and shows of all time

WTOP's Jason Fraley continues his countdown of the best Christmas movies and TV shows.

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 04:02pm EST

Top 25 Christmas films and shows of all time

Cheesy. Cliche. Sentimental. These are the charges that Cinema Scrooges often make toward Christmas Movies.

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 03:58pm EST
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