I wonder, though, if it really matters if the film does stick. It certainly doesn't matter with prints and the only issue is if solution is retained around the paper or film and causes contamination of the next solution.
It doesn't matter if you process it emulsion side up. All that happens is that the anti-halation layer doesn't get washed off properly so it needs a separate wash afterwards. This is exactly how I did my first four sheets before I read about the scoring/glue blobs solution.
"People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.