I learned yesterday that one of the hottest movies playing in competition at the Cannes Film Festival is being research-screened in Pasadena this week. I won’t name the film, and I wouldn’t dream of trying to crash the screening because I don’t sneak around or play games. But even if the producers invited me I wouldn’t go because the you need to see ambitious films with the sharpest people. Movies are like plays — they play better in front of a “good house.”