"MICHAEL COLLINS": The epic of Irish revolutionary leadership directed by Neil Jordan ("The Crying Game") stars Liam Neeson (above) as Michael Collins. Collins' fighting tactics after the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916 forced the British government to the negotiating table. Collins came back with a treaty disputed by others in the movement, particularly Eamon De Valera. Soon after civil war broke out and Collins was ambushed and killed by the warring Irish in 1922. The movie is scheduled to open next Friday in area theaters.