Film Review: Julian Jones and Peter Capaldi Try a Bold, New Approach with ‘Inside the Mind of Leonardo’

Peter Capaldi as Leonardo da Vinci in
Peter Capaldi as Leonardo da Vinci in “Inside the Mind of Leonardo.” (Submarine Deluxe/History Film/IWC Media)

It’s very exciting to post my review on “Inside the Mind of Leonardo in 3D,” which opened in US theaters on December 19th. It finally arrived in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC, earlier today (in 2D). Julian Jones’ documentary is a bold endeavor to capture the mind of the artist Leonardo da Vinci, who left us with quite a body of work that includes the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. There seems to be a bit of an aura about the man, tied largely to the release of books from authors like Dan Brown. Da Vinci thus has seemed to strike many people in today’s world as a genius, a Renaissance man that towers above others in his time and the great artists of today. Continue reading “Film Review: Julian Jones and Peter Capaldi Try a Bold, New Approach with ‘Inside the Mind of Leonardo’”

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News: My Interview Question to Peter Capaldi for ‘Inside the Mind of Leonardo 3D’

During an excursion to ourĀ nation’s capital, I was pleasantly surprised to see the activity on what I’ll refer to as the “Leonardo da Vinci scene” when I checked my phone. I’ve already mentioned theĀ Leonardo exhibitions in 2015, each of which seem to be well worth the trip if you can get around to it.

However, it’s not often that you can count yourself as part of news developments, as was the case in my situation. Continue reading “News: My Interview Question to Peter Capaldi for ‘Inside the Mind of Leonardo 3D’”

2015: A Big Year for Leonardo da Vinci in U.S. Theaters and Museums

Welcome to another installment of TV Spyglass, the Saturday edition if you will. I just published an article about the new screening dates for the documentary “Inside the Mind of Leonardo 3D” (2D at select screenings). It stars Peter Capaldi (“Doctor Who,” “The Thick of It”) as Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance artist celebrated for both his scientific studies and artistic talents. The focus is generally on the Codex Atlanticus, one of Leonardo’s many journals.

If you are lucky enough to see the documentary later this month or in January 2015 (or on DVD later?), you may be wondering how to enhance your Leonardo experience. Sorry, I couldn’t help but put a spin on the master’s own reference to himself as a “disciple of experience.” The big question therefore is this: Do I have to travel to Europe? The good news for those of us on this side of the pond is a resounding “no.” Fortunately, I know of four different places where you can go, two of which are in fairly close proximity. Continue reading “2015: A Big Year for Leonardo da Vinci in U.S. Theaters and Museums”

New Trailer, Screenings Added, and Updates on ‘Inside the Mind of Leonardo 3D’

Last month, I’d mentioned that “Inside the Mind of Leonardo 3D” was pushed back in its limited release at U.S. theaters. A number of updates are up on the promotional Facebook page for the documentary’s rollout beginning December 19th. There’s the split face poster with a list of the new screening dates and more cities in the mix, all additions that make the delay worth it. Continue reading “New Trailer, Screenings Added, and Updates on ‘Inside the Mind of Leonardo 3D’”

News: ‘Doctor Who Adventure Calendar’ Released Today; ‘Inside the Mind of Leonardo 3D’ Coming Soon

Hard to believe it’s the first day of December, which means 2014 is about to end. And what a year it’s been in the world of “Doctor Who,” complete with a new Doctor! Peter Capaldi is coming back for seasons 9 and 10 but there are so many conflicting reports about whether Jenna Coleman will reprise her role as Clara Oswald. Continue reading “News: ‘Doctor Who Adventure Calendar’ Released Today; ‘Inside the Mind of Leonardo 3D’ Coming Soon”