Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Sale

Friday, November 27th, 2015

This weekend, visit our website for 35% off on all our books. This special sale will last from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. No coupon code required! Every book – print, ebook, or pre-order – is available as part of this sale.

Now Available: Richard Pryor: American Id

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Today, Jason Bailey’s new book on the work of Richard Pryor is available for sale from The Critical Press. Richard Pryor: American Id examines Pryor’s work – from his albums to his concert films to his movies –  as one of the most powerful yet idiosyncratic voices of American culture. By tracking the parallels between the comic’s life and the […]

New Titles and Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE CRITICAL PRESS Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled is now available for sale in both paperback and ebook editions from the Critical Press. This sharp, incisive, and often quite personal essay examines Spike Lee’s controversial satire on the 15th anniversary of its release. Often thought of a one […]

New Products and News from The Critical Press

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Last night at the Toronto International Film Festival, Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, based on the novel by J.G. Ballard, received its World Premiere. Today, we’re happy to announce that critic Adam Nayman (who led the post-screening Q&A between Wheatley and the cast) will be writing a new study of Wheatley’s films for The Critical Press: Ben Wheatley: Confusion […]

Upcoming Events: The Gag Man and I Lost It At The Video Store

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

This month The Critical Press is releasing two new, and quite different, books. The Gag Man: Clyde Bruckman and the Birth of Film Comedy is an in-depth, biographical portrait of silent film gag writer Clyde Bruckman. I Lost It At The Video Store: A Filmmakers’ Oral History of a Vanished Era is a fun and […]

Today’s Deal: I Lost It At The Video Store

Friday, August 28th, 2015

As part of our ongoing web promotion, we’re proud to offer one of our new titles up for sale. Today only, Friday, August 28th, Tom Roston’s I Lost It At The Video Store: A Filmmakers’ Oral History of a Vanished Era is 10% off on top of our continuing 25% off on all books. (Just use dicsount […]

Today’s Deal: 10% Off Approaching the End

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Approaching the End, Peter Labuza’s study of film noir and apocalypse, was called by Cineaste “an impressive debut,” and is an extra 10% off today as part of our ongoing sale. Combine it with our 25% off coupon on all order (just use discount code “25OFF” at checkout) to receive a total of 35% off. Labuza’s […]

Today’s Deal: 10% Off The Gag Man

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Today The Critical Press is offering up on our our newest titles for sale: The Gag Man: Clyde Bruckman and the Birth of Film Comedy by Matthew Dessem is the story of one of Hollywood’s early comedy pioneers, one who is all but forgotten today. Despite writing and directing with greats such as Buster Keaton, Harold […]

Today’s Deal: 10% Off Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Our 25% off sale continues today. Just use the discount code “25OFF” at checkout to save on your entire order. In addition, today only (Tuesday, August 25th), Tina Hassannia’s Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema is an extra 10% off automatically as either paperback, ebook, or both. Take home this important study of one of Iran’s new masters. Asghar […]

New Website Sale: 25% Off All Products, 35% Off Richard Pryor: American Id

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Thanks to the good folks at Zwelly, The Critical Press now has a new, more robust website. In addition to being mobile responsive, the site now also offers free shipping on all items and an easier check-out process. To celebrate our new site, from now until the end of August you can order or pre-order […]

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