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.

Review of 'Total Recall' remake

Jason Fraley, WTOP Film Critic

Friday - 08/03/2012, 11:08am EDT


Is 'Total Recall' worth a recall?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley compares the 2012 "Total Recall" remake to the 1990 original.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 07:40am EDT

AFI Silver marks 50 years since Marilyn Monroe's death

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley looks back at the best work of Monroe's career.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 04:50pm EDT

'High Noon' celebrates 60th anniversary

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley looks back at one of Hollywood's greatest Westerns.

Monday - 07/30/2012, 12:01pm EDT

Review of 'Beast of the Southern Wild'

Jason Fraley, WTOP film critic

Friday - 07/27/2012, 04:14pm EDT


'Beast' child performance lifts 'Wild' to greatness

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley has never seen anything quite like "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

Friday - 07/27/2012, 12:57pm EDT

Nolan's final Batman 'rises' to the occasion

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Dark Knight" fans will not be disappointed, and political pundits will debate it for years.

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 04:13am EDT

Movie masterpieces come to Screen on the Green (VIDEO)

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley previews the Screen on the Green series.

Monday - 07/16/2012, 11:49am EDT

Biggest movie blockbusters of all time

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the biggest blockbusters in movie history.

Friday - 07/13/2012, 10:58am EDT

Bogart stars in summer series at National Theatre

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down two months full of Bogart in our nation's capital.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 12:01pm EDT

John Williams' movie music at Wolf Trap

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a look back at one of the most prolific careers in film composing history.

Friday - 07/06/2012, 10:03am EDT

Webb spins new Spidey into responsible reboot

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "The Amazing Spider-Man" understands that with great power comes great responsibility.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 12:59pm EDT

Pauly Shore brings 'Pauly-tics' to 9:30 Club

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley caught up with Pauly Shore to discuss his latest Showtime special.

Saturday - 06/30/2012, 04:10am EDT

Woody Allen takes Euro tour to the Eternal City

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley sends a postcard "To Rome with Love."

Friday - 06/29/2012, 04:02pm EDT

Silverdocs rages on with hot panels and screenings

You still have time to see some brilliant documentaries. The film festival in Silver Spring runs through June 24.

Monday - 06/25/2012, 09:00am EDT

Smithsonian offers weekend of Eastwood westerns

The National Museum of American History will celebrate the western work of Clint Eastwood all weekend.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 11:29am EDT

'Brave' cowers beneath Pixar's own high standards

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Brave" is a fun outing for the kids, but not up to Pixar's own high potential.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 08:55am EDT

AFI hosts Silverdocs festival through Sunday

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley previews both the 10th annual SILVERDOCS festival and the 4th annual Frederick Film Festival.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 11:53am EDT

30 Most Memorable Movie Dads

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the Top 30 Most Memorable Movie Dads.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 07:02am EDT

'Goodfellas' inspiration Henry Hill dead at 69

His life inspired Martin Scorsese's movie masterpiece "Goodfellas" (1990).

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 09:29am EDT
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