As a film writer in Baltimore, I'm lucky to have a robust local festival, the Maryland Film Festival, and a venturesome art five-plex, the Charles, that still sponsors revivals. (Let's hope the Senator comes back to full force, too.) I'll be blogging on what goes on there, but also on what goes on everywhere: the big-studio extravaganzas and the small gems like "Goodbye Solo," and the movies that somehow get underrated just because they are so exquisitely literate and theatrical, like "The Last Station." And though I won't wade through trivia just to get a few more hits, you may also find some comments on the career moves and policy changes of movie talents and industry movers and shakers -- if there still can be movers and shakers in an industry that seems made of jello. What I hope most of all is that it stokes enthusiasm and provokes engagement from my readers. My movie career started when I cofounded my high school cinema club. When I get reel, I hope moviegoing readers feel they have to join in.