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.

'Captain Phillips' pits Tom Hanks against Somali pirates

WTOP's Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "Captain Phillips."

Friday - 10/11/2013, 10:38am EDT
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'Gravity' demands to be seen on the big screen

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the new space thriller "Gravity," starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, will blow you away.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 09:07am EDT
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Breaking down 'Breaking Bad' (SPOILERS)

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down the final episodes of "Breaking Bad."

Monday - 09/30/2013, 09:28am EDT

Ron Howard revs up racing rivalry in 'Rush'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews Ron Howard's "Rush," which follows the real-life rivalry of two 1970s Formula One racers, Britain's James Hunt and Austria's Niki Lauda.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 08:49am EDT
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Star-studded 'Prisoners' is a child abduction nail-biter

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the new child abduction thriller "Prisoners."

Friday - 09/20/2013, 09:19am EDT
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DC Shorts kicks off with Oscar-winning filmmaker

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley previews the 10th annual DC Shorts Film Festival.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 09:43am EDT

AFI Silver Theatre celebrates its 75th anniversary

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley marks 75 years of movies at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Md.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 09:54am EDT

What are the greatest football movies of all time?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down his favorite football flicks.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 07:06am EDT
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Why so many summer blockbuster flops in 2013?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley gives a postmortem on the Summer Blockbuster Season.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 12:05pm EDT
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Civil rights struggle through the entertainment lens

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley charts the history of race relations through movies, music and television.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 02:50pm EDT
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'Jobs' fails to find the man within the businessman

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews the new Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs."

Friday - 08/23/2013, 12:19pm EDT
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'The Butler' marches through civil rights history

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews Lee Daniels "The Butler."

Friday - 08/16/2013, 10:05am EDT
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To binge or not to binge? That's the TV trend

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley examines the binge-watching phenomenon.

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 04:30pm EDT

What are the best summer movies of all time?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down his Top 30 Summer Movies of All Time.

Friday - 08/02/2013, 08:35am EDT
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'The Good Son' doc is a Seoul-searching knockout

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "The Good Son: The Life of Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini."

Monday - 07/29/2013, 08:19am EDT
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Screen on the Green kicks off on National Mall

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley revs up for Screen on the Green 2013.

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 08:23am EDT

'Fruitvale Station' offers timely moment of reflection

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "Fruitvale Station," the pride of this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 10:22am EDT
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A drive-in theater arrives in Northeast D.C.

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley checks out the trifecta of food, film and fun.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 07:42am EDT
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Circle the Wagons: 'Lone Tonto' still worth seeing

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews Disney's "The Lone Ranger."

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 06:06am EDT
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Emmerich, 'White House Down' not as fun post-9/11

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "White House Down."

Friday - 06/28/2013, 09:34am EDT
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