Michael Gallagher

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Review: 'Smiley'

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By-the-numbers slasher pic "Smiley" starts by borrowing the key concept of "Candyman," ends with a denouement heavily indebted to "Scream," and stuffs its middle with a dismayingly high quotient of…

Ascension

Review: 'Ascension'

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The world premiere of Maurice Chauvet's "Ascension" is both delight and disappointment. After a forceful first act that sets up engrossing situations, the story loses its way, talking out conflicts…

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Review: 'Omagh'

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A terrorist attack occurs and it's revealed that agencies entrusted with the public's safety failed to act upon information that might have prevented the tragedy. No, it's not a movie about Sept. 11…

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