George Napper

Viewing. Verbalizing. Vibing. Critic for TheArtsSTL. (

Favorite films

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • The Sound of Music
  • Mulan
  • Rosetta

Recent activity

  • Zootopia


  • Poison


  • The Rat Catcher


  • The Swan


Recent reviews

  • Zootopia



    “Never let em see that they get to you.”

    'Zootopia' may not be an absolutely flawless screenplay (Judy starts up a rusty old subway train out of literally nowhere; if Night Howlers are so dangerous, why are Judy's parents planting them?), but what it lacks in flawless plot mechanics it more than makes up for in being perhaps the most well-thought-out overall story and concept to ever come out of Disney Animation. I think a few other films from the…

  • Poison



    “Odd how one sometimes has frivolous thoughts at exciting moments.”

    This might be my favorite of these four new Anderson/Dahl shorts. The film is perfectly tense, almost comically so, which is the perfect way to set up the poignant rug-pull it's designed to deliver.

Popular reviews

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Bodies Bodies Bodies


    “Check… her… texts.”

    What stunned me most about this film is how intelligent and emotionally involving it is, even if the target of its satire is fairly obvious.

    Its intelligence shines through in the many levels it unexpectedly mines and works on. Although some character development is accomplished rather quickly in order to fast-track the film’s central whodunnit, that speed works in the satire’s favor because ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ is satirizing hypocritical millennial and gen-z tendencies towards immediate judgement and…

  • South Park: Post COVID

    South Park: Post COVID


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “No, kids. Fuck Uncle Kyle.”

    The first 15ish minutes of this was one of the few times I've felt like Matt and Trey were straying into "old man yells at cloud" territory. But I'm happy to report the rest of the hour was pretty good. I cackled at Rabbi Cartman, Clyde being an anti-vaxxer, the personification of a bitchy Alexa AI, and the constant 'Blade Runner 2049' parody throughout. I'm glad Matt and Trey are keeping South Park fresh for…