The camera keeps as close as a best friend, catching the teens in artfully blurred compositions and the softest of natural light. Yet through often banal conversations about hookups and hanging out, Ms. Gage remains alert to each telling, throwaway remark. As a result, “All This Panic” can feel glancing, its more painful revelations sliding in unheralded and slipping away just as quietly. What’s left is a dreamy diary of a time that passes so quickly yet impacts so profoundly.
March 30, 2017