There’s some kind of defensive gatekeeper vibe coloring the advance-screening policy on behalf of Running With Scissors (Columbia, 10.20). The first hint came in mid-August when it was made clear that Scissors wouldn’t be going to the Toronto Film Festival (“The Old Toronto Sidestep“). Then a mild-mannered journalist told me the other day that publicists working the Scissors junket next week have been talking some enforcing very strict rules about who’ll be allowed into the screenings. And over the last two days every call I’ve made about trying to see it has been met with stony silence. A fellow columnist says that Sony “has been pushing us internet guys back, back, back — not letting us see it.”