At one point, Capaldi recites, “Nothing is superfluous in nature.” The same thing cannot be said about Inside the Mind of Leonardo. Almost all you see is superfluous. For a film that promises an exclusive and unseen look at da Vinci’s life, pure fiction would have been preferable, such as glimpses of his personal life that this film only hints at—such as the charges of sodomy he faced. Instead, this film educates no more than Wikipedia does, and somehow, it is the latter that’s more interesting.
Submarine Deluxe will release the film in New York on October 17, 2014 with a nationwide theatrical roll out to follow