Everywhere you look these days, it feels like it’s just Trump, Trump and even more Trump. It’s worth taking a moment to recall that 23 years ago many people were just as sick of O.J. Simpson when the amiable American football star-turned-TV/movie celebrity became the main suspect in the brutal murder of his estranged wife, Nicole, and the subsequent trial/media circus marked the beginning of the age of binge coverage.

After all the media overkill, one may wonder if it’s worth re-visiting the “trial of the century.” But with time comes perspective, and director Ezra Edelman offers plenty of that in “O.J.: Made in America,” the nearly eight-hour work that won this year’s Oscar for best documentary feature.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.