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Confirmation Review

16 April 2016 2:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

HBO’s Confirmation will inevitably receive comparisons to FX’s absorbingly addictive The People V Oj Simpson.

Both the mini-series and the latest film from director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) tackle hard-hitting racial tensions, the ever-watching media eye and behind-the-scenes public figure intimacy to paint an encompassing, vivid portrait on public perception vs. factual evidence. Where the former, of course, focused on the long-winded, heavily-sensationalized legal dispute of the former football player-turned-potential wife murder Oj Simpson, played by Cuba Gooding Jr, Confirmation looks at the uphill struggle endeared by University of Oklahoma professor Anita Hill (Kerry Washington), as she bravely testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee against sexual harassment claims towards her former boss, Judge Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce), on the eve of his Supreme Court chair ruling.

And though both take place in 1994-1995 and 1991, respectively, there’s intentionally a relevance and a timeliness to each that makes their stories as poignant, »

- Will Ashton

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