About Me

Hello! If you’ve accidentally stumbled upon this page, then allow me to introduce myself…

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So, I’m James. Some people call me Gal, others call me Jay, and my Mum calls me a mistake. I’m 23 years old and I spent the first 18 years of my life living in a two-up, two-down house in Birkenhead, before moving to Sheffeld to do a BA in English Literature. I’m now a PGCE student and am hoping to teach English to people who couldn’t care less about it for the next 10 years of my life, if not longer.

I’m also a massive cinephile (albeit one who a. hates that word and b. still has a lot to learn) and this blog is dedicated to that passion. I write reviews, I sometimes write essays, and I occasionally do some other little features and whatnot too. When I’m not writing my blog, I contribute to EQView, attempt to finish the novel I’ve been working on since I was about six, and drink much too heavily.

That’s my life in a nutshell. This isn’t a professional blog, and it certainly isn’t particularly enlightening or even all that engaging, but I always appreciate criticism and debate, so please feel free to comment on my reviews and tell me how much of an idiot I am. If you’re particularly crazy and you fancy contributing something to the blog, you’re more than welcome to email me at theugliestfraud@gmail.com with your suggestions or ideas. Also, if you have a film of your own that you want me to review (hint, hint…), please feel free to throw me an email and I’ll be more than happy to give it a look!

On a legal note, briefly, I don’t actually own any of the pictures on this site, save for for the god-awful selfie at the top of this page, so if you own any of them and wish for them to be taken down, please don’t hesitate to email me and I will happily do so, provided you can prove that they belong to you 🙂

Other than that, this is me and this is my blog. You’ll no doubt learn a lot about my beliefs, my politics and my interests if you read my reviews (I can get very ranty when it suits me…) but do feel free to introduce yourself in the box below if we aren’t as yet acquainted! 🙂

Finally, you can also follow me on Twitter, check out my shit taste in music on last.fm, follow me on Letterboxd or, if you’re really bored, read my final year dissertation on Sex and Gender in the modern American horror film

But yeah, that’s me. I hope you enjoy the blog!