You know that feeling when you’re watching something in a movie like a speech or some live music, and you’re so caught up in it that at the end you go to clap? And then you remember it’s just a movie, that they wouldn’t hear you clapping? I got that feeling roughly fifteen minutes throughout the course of Strange Powers‘ less than two hour duration. Every time we were treated to some video of a Magnetic Fields’ live performance, and every time Stephen Merritt came out with one of his deliriously cantankerous sound bites (which, as we all know, he has in abundant supply). It’s a fantastic film.