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 25 movies on American politics

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the greatest movies about the American political system.

Friday - 11/02/2012, 09:01am EDT

Horror diet: Shed pounds with scary flicks

A new study finds that watching horror flicks can actually help you lose weight.

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 01:05pm EDT

Director defends bin Laden film release before election

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley had a chat with John Stockwell, director of the upcoming film "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden," which airs Sunday, Nov. 4, on National Geographic Channel.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 12:13pm EDT

Ambitious, soulless 'Cloud Atlas' shrugs off potential

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley loved the concept of "Cloud Atlas" on paper, but the result didn't live up to its ambition.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 11:19am EDT

Art imitates life in Affleck's new CIA thriller 'Argo'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Argo" makes it official: Ben Affleck can direct.

Friday - 10/12/2012, 11:19am EDT

50 Years of 007: Who is the best James Bond?

For five decades, we've been staring down the barrel of a gun. On this date in 1962, 007 arrived. WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a look at the 23 Bond films that have been made.

Friday - 10/05/2012, 05:22am EDT

Eastwood's 'Trouble with the Curve' lacks a fastball

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Trouble with the Curve" is no "Moneyball."

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 11:54pm EDT

Phoenix rises in new cult classic 'The Master'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down the latest film from writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Friday - 09/21/2012, 06:23pm EDT

E Street Cinema: The Movie Music of Bruce Springsteen

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a look back at Springsteen's contribution to the movies.

Friday - 09/14/2012, 09:36am EDT

Side-by-side comparison: 'The Possession' vs. 'The Exorcist'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley compares Hollywood's latest exorcism flick with the one that started it all.

Friday - 09/07/2012, 12:31pm EDT

DC Shorts brings largest short film fest outside Calif.

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley previews the 9th annual short film festival.

Monday - 09/03/2012, 09:08am EDT

Langella carries 'Robot & Frank' with bittersweet charm

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the film is worth watching for Langella's performance alone.

Friday - 08/31/2012, 10:54am EDT

Remember when film was actually on film? These guys don't

WTOP's Movie Critic Jason Fraley

Monday - 08/27/2012, 11:01am EDT


Stephens City proves drive-ins are not 'expendable'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley made a trip out to The Family Drive-In Theatre in Stephens City, Va.

Friday - 08/24/2012, 04:21am EDT

Spielberg classic 'Jaws' still hasn't lost its bite

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley joins in WTOP Shark Week with a special behind-the-scenes look at "Jaws."

Friday - 08/17/2012, 08:13am EDT

Exorcising Damons: Film franchise is 'Bourne' again

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Legacy" is a bit convoluted, but the "Bourne" franchise appears to be in good hands.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 08:13am EDT

Memories of Marvin Hamlisch

Jason Fraley, WTOP Film Critic

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 08:38am EDT


Screen on the Green wraps up with 'Psycho'

The free screening of "Psycho" (1960) begins at sunset just off the Smithsonian Metro stop. Guests usually show up hours ahead of time, between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., to get prime real estate on the Mall.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 07:42am EDT

Hitchcock dethrones Welles as 'Vertigo' tops 'Kane'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley explains why "Vertigo" ended the 50-year reign of "Citizen Kane" as the greatest movie of all time.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 08:29pm EDT

'Vertigo' knocks off 'Citizen Kane'

Jason Fraley, WTOP Film Critic

Friday - 08/03/2012, 03:59pm EDT


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