Another round of living legends vs. young ingeues
Bella Heathcote, 'Not Fade Away'
Pro: Bella Heathcote takes on a free spirit of sorts in David Chase's directorial debut "Not Fade Away." She's a love interest but one with an alluring spark in a performance that will certainly add to her budding career. It's a small movie but one that has its devotees, and it could marshal some support in unexpected places this season. And in a weak year for supporting actresses, anything's possible.
Con: The film could also be perceived as a bit too light for Oscar's touch, however wrong or unfair. And co-stars John Magaro and James Gandolfini would appear to have more of an argument than Heathcote.
- Kristopher Tapley