Or they know all too well, and they don’t know what to do with it. Either way it’s never a good sign to show an allegedly important film to “critics” before Venice and Telluride. It basically means “uh-oh.”

Friendo: “Movies screen early all the time. But I seriously doubt that any critics were invited this early to a screening of a movie like Blitz. If they were and the names leaked, it would be a bit of a scandal because it would be obvious that their positive reaction was being bought.”