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.

Ridley Scott resurrects science 'friction' with 'Prometheus'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Prometheus" may leave too much unanswered, but it's one hell of a ride.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 06:47am EDT
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Planning your summer movie schedule

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley previews the next few weeks at the summer box office.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 10:22am EDT
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'Snow White and Huntsman' dwarfs own dark potential

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the movie takes itself a little too seriously, without the script to back it up.

Friday - 06/01/2012, 09:39am EDT
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'Men in Black III' won't let you remember part 2

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the third installment is pleasantly surprising.

Friday - 05/25/2012, 08:22am EDT
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'The Dictator' demands we taste the 'duck soup'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "The Dictator" is a tasty blend of "Duck Soup," "The Great Dictator" and "Coming to America."

Friday - 05/18/2012, 01:50pm EDT
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More Katniss: Hollywood still a man's world

A new study finds women were "dramatically under-represented" in 2011 movies.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 11:51am EDT

G.I. Film Festival recalls history's great war movies

The G.I. Film Festival kicks off in D.C. Monday and runs through Sunday, with movies being shown at various locations around the District.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 09:27am EDT

Johnny Depp shines in 'Dark Shadows' re-'vamp'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Dark Shadows" is a surprisingly delicious addition to the Tim Burton canon.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 12:17pm EDT

Artisphere launches series of early Hitchcock films

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the series allows us see the "master of suspense" honing his skills before coming to Hollywood.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 10:48am EDT

'The Avengers' proves Hollywood needs avenging

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "The Avengers" lacks his favorite part of superhero flicks: the hero's journey.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 08:39am EDT
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'Cabin in the Woods' sees the petrified forest for the trees

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Cabin" makes us pay full attention to the men behind the curtain.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 04:36am EDT
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'Mockingbird' 50th anniversary Blu Ray soars

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says 'Mockingbird' is an adapted novel that makes "The Hunger Games" look like child's play.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 12:12pm EDT
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'Three Stooges' a solid imitation, but still an imitation

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the Farrellys effectively clone the stooges -- the film's biggest credit and its fatal flaw.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 12:15pm EDT
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'Titanic 3D' proves Cameron's blockbuster unsinkable

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Titanic 3D" is not a time to revel in three dimensions, but to reflect back upon a true pop culture phenomenon.

Friday - 04/06/2012, 09:39am EDT
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'Mirror Mirror' not the fairest one of all

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley previews the first of two "Snow White" films this year.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 10:24am EDT
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'Hunger Games' leaves us hungry for more

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says 'The Hunger Games' works better as a book than a standalone film.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 06:04am EDT
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Local theaters mark 70th anniversary of 'Casablanca'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the world will always welcome lovers, no matter how much time goes by.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 08:06am EDT
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'Jump Street' is funny, but no class clown superlative

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "21 Jump Street" has its moments, but it's mostly retreads.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 01:53pm EDT
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Va. native discusses Oscar-winning doc 'Undefeated'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley holds a Q&A with one of the producers of the Oscar-winning football documentary "Undefeated."

Friday - 03/16/2012, 12:41pm EDT
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National Theatre offers free Burt Lancaster film series

Why waste money on a new flick when you can see a classic for free? WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley outlines his three favorite Burt Lancaster films and why you should see them.

Monday - 03/12/2012, 09:54am EDT
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