Monthly Archives: April 2017

From the PEOPLE Archives: How Jonathan Demme’s Silence of the Lambs Was Made — and the Real Serial Killers …

Director Jonathan Demme, known for his hit movie The Silence of the Lambs, died Wednesday due to complications from esophageal cancer at the age of 73. Here, PEOPLE takes a look back at a 1991 story on the making of Lambs and the real-life serial killers and FBI agents that inspired its unforgettable — and horrific — characters.

The cell door opens. Into a dank asylum basement steps Clarice Starling, the FBI trainee dispatched by her driven boss to interview the mad doctor. Clang! The door slams shut behind her. Simultaneously fearful and determined, she makes her way down the dark corridor to confront psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal ”the Cannibal” Lecter, whose aid she hopes to enlist in catching another serial killer.

The doctor waits at smug attention in his steel-and-glass cage, like a symphony conductor — or a sadistic inquisitor. They meet; they talk; they fence. She wants

Read more at: http://people.com/archive/from-the-people-archives-how-jonathan-demmes-silence-of-the-lambs-was-made-and-the-real-serial-killers-that-inspired-it/

Days of Dialogue creates opportunity for understanding

Email, RSS FollowPin It

Caroline Connolly, guest writer

On Tuesday April 18, the APU Criminal Justice Department and the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles (INVLA) hosted Days of Dialogue in the LAPC.

The INVLA is a non-profit organization that promotes non-violence between Los Angeles law enforcement and the community. INVLA hosts several Days of Dialogue events around the L.A. area.

Deshonna Collier-Goubil, Ph.D. Chair and Associate Professor for the Department of Criminal Justice, said the purpose of the event was to start a dialogue between law enforcement and the community.

“Police officers are members of the community, and their voices matter just as much as the voices of other members in the community,” Collier-Goubil said. “This is a community justice event. This might not be the solution to solving the problem of police brutality and brutality towards officers, but it’s a first

Read more at: http://www.theclause.org/2017/04/days-of-dialogue-creates-opportunity-for-understanding/

‘Incendiary’ is an explosive look at New York City bomb case

USA TODAY Rating

One of the comforting byproducts of reading historical non-fiction is that it can leave you feeling profoundly grateful.

Living in the present, it’s natural to feel that today’s tragedies are the worst that have ever happened. But past is indeed prologue, as evidenced in Incendiary (Minotaur, 257 pp., ***½ out of four stars), Michael Cannell’s riveting account of a mad New Yorker who terrorized Gothamites in the 1950s by setting 32 bombs over 16 years.

Whatever ills plague our modern times, it’s hard not to look back at the sheer terror caused by the tabloid-dubbed “Mad Bomber of New York” — who left his expertly crafted pipe bombs in movie theaters, telephone booths and other public places —

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2017/04/25/incendiary-the-psychiatrist-the-mad-bomber-and-the-invention-of-criminal-profiling-book-review/99999046/

Criminal Minds: Exploring Jean-Pierre Melville’s Troubled Crooks at Film Forum

In Le Samourai?, Alain Delon’s hit man takes a moment to consider his career choices.

Loneliness was the great theme of Jean-Pierre Melville’s cinema — not just the romantic loneliness of thieves and cops and lounge singers and spies, but the corrosive loneliness of sociopaths, sadists, men and women who have lost their moral compass. The French auteur, who is getting a centennial retrospective at Film Forum starting this week, was known mainly for his mesmerizing crime dramas — terse, poetic studies of alienation and betrayal, patience and procedure. But he was first and foremost a master of human psychology.

You can sense this psychological acuity in one of his earliest works, the 1950 adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s novel Les Enfants Terribles, about the bizarre mind games played by a pair of manipulative, borderline-incestuous siblings. Elisabeth (Nicole Stéphane) and Paul (Edouard Dermit) are a far cry from

Read more at: http://www.villagevoice.com/film/criminal-minds-exploring-jean-pierre-melvilles-troubled-crooks-at-film-forum-9918114

[WATCH] ‘Criminal Minds’ Sneak Peek: Mr. Scratch Is Frustrating …

The BAU is going to have its hands full in this Criminal Minds season 12 episode, “Unforgettable.” Not only is the case going to hit close to home for one of the team, but Reid’s also still in prison.

In this episode, the team investigates when several federal government employees, including a close friend of Stephen’s, succumb to symptoms of a heart attack. Also, Reid anxiously awaits his trial date, and Jane Lynch returns as his mother.


Criminal Minds Theory: Could Lindsey Vaughn Have Framed Reid?

Watch a sneak peek of “Unforgettable”:

Stephen’s been working late on Reid’s case, and while he knows Scratch plays games, as he tells his wife, “They brought me in to catch him. I’m further away from it now than when I started. I work with Scratch’s victims every day. They’re my colleagues, my friends.” That makes working at the BAU a bit different than what he’s

Read more at: http://www.buddytv.com/articles/criminal-minds/watch-criminal-minds-sneak-pee-64348.aspx

‘Criminal Minds’ Season 12 Spoilers: Reid’s Mother Provides A …

“Criminal Minds” finally returns to CBS with the last three episodes of Season 12 on Wednesday, April 26 at 9 p.m. The plot will now focus on Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) who is currently in prison for allegedly killing a doctor in Mexico.

In Season 12, episode 19, Dr. Tara Lewis (Aisha Tyler) visited Reid in jail and urged him to remember the events that led him to being framed for the doctor’s murder. In a surprising twist, the profiler remembered that it was a woman that framed him and not Mr. Scratch (Bodhi Elfman).

What will happen next? “Criminal Minds” showrunner Erica Messer told TVLine that in Season 12, episode 20, Reid’s mother Diana (Jane Lynch) visits her son in prison and indirectly delivers a huge break in his case.

Interestingly, in the same episode, titled “Unforgettable,” series star Joe Mantegna’s daughter Gia reprises

Read more at: http://www.ibtimes.com/criminal-minds-season-12-spoilers-reids-mother-provides-huge-break-her-sons-case-2530165

After STB, Singapore Police Force next to lash out at Criminal Minds

Hot on the heels of a recent burn by Singapore Tourism Board (STB) over a Criminal Minds episode featuring Singapore, the Singapore Police Force (SPF), has too, took a jab at the show.

The response, albeit less sassy than STB’s, showcases two pictures containing crime statistics which debunk claims of the Criminal Minds episode which portrayed Singapore as a city with a hidden underworld scene.

The Facebook post saw the SPF pointing out Singapore’ ranking in the Gallup’s Law and Order 2016 report, along with the hashtag #CriminalMindsBeyondBorders. This left little room for potential debate over the post being directed at the show.

Since its posting last Friday, the post has seen nearly 400 reactions and nearly 108 shares at the time of writing.

Last Friday, STB made a stand for Singapore after the airing of a controversial episode of CBS’ Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders called Cinderella and the Dragon. STB

Read more at: http://www.marketing-interactive.com/after-stb-singapore-police-force-next-to-lash-out-at-criminal-minds/

Maddie McCann criminal profiler claims hatchet job and threatens …

The US criminal profiler featured on Channel 7’s Madeleine McCann documentary is threatening legal action to sue journalist Rahni Sadler and Seven West Media.

Crime expert Pat Brown said she was “absolutely appalled” at how the Sunday Night show was edited to produce a one-sided pro-McCann view, and claimed she had been set up to be humiliated by Sadler.

A former Scotland Yard detective who also featured in the documentary told Nine.com.au his analysis of Maddie’s disappearance had been heavily distorted and that he would never work with Seven again.

The episode promised “major new developments”, but ultimately failed to deliver on the much-hyped bombshell lead that would break the almost decade-long cold case open.

Washington DC-based Brown told Nine.com.au that Sadler interviewed her exhaustively for an hour but only used fractional snippets that could ultimately make her a target for legal action from the McCanns.

MORE: McCanns fail to stop ‘not innocent’ ruling in

Read more at: http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/04/24/12/15/maddie-mccann-criminal-profiler-claims-hatchet-job-and-threatens-lawsuit-against-seven-west

Maddie McCann criminal profiler claims hatchet job and threatens lawsuit against Seven West

The US criminal profiler featured on Channel 7’s Madeleine McCann documentary is threatening legal action to sue journalist Rahni Sadler and Seven West Media.

Crime expert Pat Brown said she was “absolutely appalled” at how the Sunday Night show was edited to produce a one-sided pro-McCann view, and claimed she had been set up to be humiliated by Sadler.

A former Scotland Yard detective who also featured in the documentary told Nine.com.au his analysis of Maddie’s disappearance had been heavily distorted and that he would never work with Seven again.

The episode promised “major new developments”, but ultimately failed to deliver on the much-hyped bombshell lead that would break the almost decade-long cold case open.

Washington DC-based Brown told Nine.com.au that Sadler interviewed her exhaustively for an hour but only used fractional snippets that could ultimately make her a target for legal action from the McCanns.

MORE: McCanns fail to stop ‘not innocent’ ruling in

Read more at: http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/04/24/12/15/maddie-mccann-criminal-profiler-claims-hatchet-job-and-threatens-lawsuit-against-seven-west