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.

Top 50 Hollywood romances

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the best Hollywood romances of all time.

Friday - 02/14/2014, 10:03am EST
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The best roles of Philip Seymour Hoffman

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley ranks his favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman movie performances.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 07:33am EST
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Kate Winslet falls for a fugitive in 'Labor Day'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the new Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin movie "Labor Day."

Friday - 01/31/2014, 09:57am EST

The Best Movies You Never Saw in 2013

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley mines movie diamonds in the celluloid rough.

Friday - 01/24/2014, 11:43pm EST
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Top 40 Movies of 2013

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley ranks his favorite movies of 2013.

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 08:02am EST
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'Lone Survivor' tells true story of botched SEAL op

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the new war movie "Lone Survivor."

Friday - 01/17/2014, 09:03am EST
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Globes leader 'American Hustle' gets Oscar boost

Globes leader 'American Hustle' gets Oscar push; '12 Years' and 'Gravity' right behind

Monday - 01/13/2014, 05:24pm EST
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'Her': The most unusual love story since 'Harold & Maude'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the new movie "Her."

Saturday - 01/11/2014, 06:29am EST

'Her' is most unique love story since 'Harold & Maude'

That's the bizarre premise of "Her," the latest film from Spike Jonze, who has directed some of the most wonderfully weird movies in recent memory, from "Being John Malkovich" (1999) to "Adaptation" (2002).

Friday - 01/10/2014, 06:47pm EST

'American Hustle' is a modern masterpiece

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley was blown away by "American Hustle."

Friday - 12/20/2013, 04:29am EST
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Afternoon delight: 'Anchorman 2' is kind of a big deal

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 12:17pm EST
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'The Book Thief' best as a family outing

"The Book Thief" spent more than 230 weeks on the best-seller list. Now, it's a movie. Find out whether it's worth your time.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 09:36am EST

'Catching Fire' brings 2nd helping of 'Hunger Games'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the "Hunger Games" sequel, "Catching Fire."

Friday - 11/22/2013, 11:00am EST

Steven Spielberg honored at the National Archives

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley joins director Steven Spielberg on the red carpet at the National Archives.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 12:29pm EST
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Free Spielberg screenings at the National Archives

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley looks back at the career of Steven Spielberg, who will be honored Tuesday at the National Archives.

Friday - 11/15/2013, 09:14am EST
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'Thor 2' vs. 'Iron Man 3' in Marvel battle

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley pits "Thor: The Dark World" against "Iron Man 3" in a battle for Marvel supremacy.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 10:38am EST
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Scream Queen: 'Carrie' remake vs. 1976 classic

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the "Carrie" remake.

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 09:55am EDT
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Top 50 scary movies of all time

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the greatest scary movies of all time.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 05:29am EDT
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'The Butler' revisted as Lee Daniels comes to Va.

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley describes his "cleansing" experience watching "The Butler" for a second time, followed by a Q&A with director Lee Daniels and writer Wil Haygood.

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 10:05am EDT

Middleburg Film Fest brings Sundance to Va.

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley visits the first ever Middleburg Film Festival in Middleburg, Va.

Sunday - 10/27/2013, 05:07pm EDT
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