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 Morning Drive team predicts the Oscar winners

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley and the rest of the Morning Drive team give their Oscar predictions.

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 08:44am EST
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Yippy-kay-nay: Not every day 'A Good Day to Die Hard'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down "A Good Day to Die Hard."

Friday - 02/15/2013, 07:55am EST
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Linda Blair talks Oscars, FEARnet, 'Exorcist' 40th anniversary

WTOP Jason Fraley chats with "Exorcist" star Linda Blair to mark a special marathon to mark 40 years of a horror classic.

Friday - 02/15/2013, 07:46am EST
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Mr. Oscar Goes to Washington as statue visits WTOP

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley describes Oscar's visit to the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 11:07am EST
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Netflix original series 'House of Cards' could change TV

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley hit the red carpet for the D.C. premiere of Netflix's first original series 'House of Cards,' starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 08:48am EST

Aging French lovers teach the true meaning of 'Amour'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down "Amour," winner of the Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival and current Academy Award nominee for Best Picture.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 08:20am EST
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Strong 'Gangster Squad' cast suffers from timing, tone

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says untouchable topics can turn films into public enemies.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 07:56am EST
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The Affleck Redemption

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down the 2013 Golden Globes results.

Monday - 01/14/2013, 06:56am EST

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'Zero Dark Thirty' an Oscar-worthy hunt for bin Laden

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty."

Friday - 01/11/2013, 08:33am EST
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List of 85th annual Academy Award nominations

Complete list of 85th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday:

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 04:19pm EST
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'Django' brings genius, controversy

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down the latest film from Quentin Tarantino.

Friday - 01/04/2013, 03:12pm EST
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Top 10 Movies of 2012

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley ranks his Top 10 Movies of 2012.

Friday - 12/28/2012, 06:48am EST
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What are the top Christmas movies?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the top holiday flicks.

Friday - 12/21/2012, 07:14am EST
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Three's a cinema crowd for solo book 'The Hobbit'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley didn't have a problem with the film's fast frame rate, but rather with the slow story rate.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 07:37am EST
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Romance, sports, meds and the joy of 'Silver Linings'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Silver Linings Playbook" is a great date movie with surprising depth.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 05:16am EST
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Movie theaters screen holiday classics

All month, you can check out your favorite Christmas movies at the National Theatre and the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 06:20am EST

'Life of Pi' brings crouching tiger, hidden parable

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Life of Pi" is fascinating, albeit difficult to market.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 10:01am EST
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Shed turkey pounds along the 'Lincoln' movie trail

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a walk along the Lincoln Movie Trail.

Friday - 11/23/2012, 07:49am EST
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History comes to life in Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Lincoln" proves that inspired, intelligent filmmaking shall not perish from this earth.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 09:38am EST
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Does 'Skyfall' meet sky-high expectations?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says reports of "The Best Bond Yet" are greatly exaggerated, but "Skyfall" is worth seeing simply for Javier Bardem and Adele's opening credits.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 02:15pm EST
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