'Not Fade Away'

David Chase, the mentor of "The Sopranos," turns his writing and directing skills to feature films with this nostalgic drama of 1960s New Jersey friends who form a rock band.

The soundtrack - overseen by Steven Van Zandt, a "Sopranos" actor for Chase and (of course) a veteran of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band - rings true by encompassing tunes by everyone from Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones. The cast consists largely of relative unknowns including John Magaro and Jack Huston (of "that" Huston family), but Chase also involves the former Tony Soprano himself, James Gandolfini. *** (R: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray)

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