Griff Rees

Name: Griff Rees
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2003
Griffith Rees was born on a dreary, humid August 17, 1985 at approximately 2:00 in the afternoon. Near the advent of his fifth birthday Griffith underwent a traumatic and life changing experience: he matriculated at Wyngate Elementary School. After six years and precious few visits to the Principal, the auspices of "Middle School" were thrust upon him. Three more scholastic years were endured before his unexpected acceptance to the Blair Magnet. After a failed attempt at joining the affiliated "Soccer Team," he languished physically, eventually heeding the call of the Dramatic and Musical arts. Insanity drove him to forgo lunch in favor of Newspaper and Jazz Band, and he can be found eating in sober solitude during sixth period.

Stories (12)

Bob le Flambeur: a classic film deserves another look

By Griff Rees | April 28, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Bob le Flambeur, originally released in 1955, has been exhumed from the American Film Institute (AFI) archives and is now playing at the new AFI Silver Theatre. While slightly dated, its antiquity seems fresh alongside the over produced-explosion fests and crude humor flicks that have become today's standard. It, like all classic noir films (though this is generally considered post-noir), drips with style: a sort of elegant decadence filled with romanticized mobsters, dames high off ennui, and a jazz combo in every club. But unlike the bleak, hardboiled plots of Daschle Hammet and Raymond Chandler, Bob le Flambeur is uplifting.

Students enforcing safety in schools

By Griff Rees | Feb. 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Safety committee members will patrol the Montgomery, Silver Spring, and Maryland hallways during lunch, stopping students to check their plan books and IDs starting Monday, February 10.

Personal Velocity: Three Portraits of unusual depth and realism

By Griff Rees | Dec. 31, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Personal Velocity: Three Portraits is a surprisingly realistic glimpse into the lives of three women. First-time director Rebecca Miller adapted her own successful novel into this refreshing film and won the prestigious Grand Jury Prize and the Excellence in Cinematography Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

Igby goes right

By Griff Rees | Dec. 4, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Mix a little Great Gatsby with a lot of Catcher in the Rye plus an extra helping of cynicism and you get Burr Steers' blunt, bleak, comical, anti-escapist yet thoroughly enjoyable film, Igby Goes Down. Steers' competent, and at times brilliant, dialogue coupled with a star-studded cast make this an enticing outlet for your entertainment dollars.

Students Mix It Up

By Kevin Fang, Griff Rees | Nov. 21, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Mix It Up Day encourages students to break down barriers

Dylan Kidd scores with Roger Dodger

By Griff Rees | Nov. 6, 2002, midnight | In Print »

With such recent films as Abandon and The Tuxedo, Roger Dodger, with its sharp, witty dialogue, cool ambient soundtrack, and delightfully unorthodox camera work provides a welcome departure from the derivative and annoying films plastered on T.V. adds and billboards. Director Dylan Kidd makes a strong first run with this artsy, entertaining trip through promiscuous, yuppie New York City, named the Best Narrative Feature in competition at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival.

SGR organizes teach-in on the War in Iraq

By Griff Rees | Oct. 29, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The Students for Global Responsibility (SGR) sponsored a teach-in last Thursday, Oct. 24 regarding the possible war in Iraq. Six speakers representing various opinions and organizations gathered in the SAC along with interested Blair students.

Homecoming game, dance, and pep rally rescheduled

By Kevin Chang, Griff Rees | Oct. 11, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blair's Homecoming football game has been postponed to November 1 and the dance will be held November 2. The pep rally scheduled for October 11 will be held on November 1 as well.

Students flock to annual Activity Fair

By Griff Rees | Sept. 24, 2002, midnight | In Print »

At lunch Tuesday Blair Blvd. was once again thronged with Blazers participating in the annual Activity Fair. Every able-bodied group at Blair turned out for the event, some 28 clubs and 6 organizations, all vying for the attention, interest, and most importantly membership of the amassed students.

Minority Report: the best movie everyone will see this summer

By Griff Rees | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Most summer movies are designed for one thing, money making. Mile high hype equals even higher profits, especially when coupled with expensive eye-candy (Triple X being the most recent and stereotypical offender). Minority Report, however, like many Spielberg films, encompasses not only the cash-cow ethics of summer salivation but also the legitimate respectability associated with the director of Schindler's List and The Color Purple. Minority Report joins the accessibility of Jurassic Park, the dystopian sci-fi future of A. I., and an as of yet untouched (by Spielberg) element: film noir.

AFI comes to Silver Theater

By Griff Rees | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

The AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center will open in downtown Silver Spring next to City Place in April of next year. In addition to its commitment to showing quality films, the theater is intended to provide a cultural and educational resource for the whole Silver Spring community.

Fall play replaced by two smaller plays

By Griff Rees | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Breaking with longtime tradition, Kelly Newman, Blair's theater director, has decided to perform two small plays, "Charlie's Aunt" and "The Rivals," in the fall and winter respectively, instead of the customary single fall play.