WEEK IN WOMEN: MASTERMIND: TO THINK LIKE A KILLER, from EPs Dakota and Elle Fanning, debuts on Hulu – Brandy McDonnell reports

Mastermind: To Think Like A Killer is billed as providing a fascinating new perspective on the woman whose crime hunting innovations changed history. To stop serial killers, psychiatric nurse and professor Dr. Ann Burgess must first learn to think like one. With unprecedented access to the mastermind behind the development of modern serial-killer profiling, the series tells Burgess’ tenacious story and her compassion for victims which puts her at the center of solving America’s most infamous true-crime cases.

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MASTERMIND: TO THINK LIKE A KILLER (Tribeca 2024) – Review by Beth Accomando

Abby Fuller’s Mastermind docuseries profiles criminal profiler Dr. Ann Burgess, who was also the inspiration behind David Fincher’s Mindhunter drama series. The two are excellent companions. While Fincher’s series focuses more on the men, Fuller’s docuseries lets us get an in depth look at Burgess’ contribution and her methodology. The docuseries also explores lesser-known cases than Mindhunter and that proves fascinating. Burgess is an amazing woman and we get insights into how she thinks and how her focus on victims provided a very different perspective on crime and behavior. This is an absolutely riveting show and it is about time the softspoken woman got her moment in the spotlight.

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