Picks and Pans Review: Sandra Bernhard

updated 12/26/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

King of Comedy's upscale kidnapper loved the hot sexuality of Risky Business and admired Yentl for Barbra Streisand's "lovable, endearing and real" performance. Bernhard abhorred Francis Ford Coppola's black-and-white Rumble Fish: "If I pay $5 to see a movie, I want color." As for Matt Dillon, the actress says: "He was the same as always; he got stabbed and acted like a jerk." NBC's Kennedy miniseries was a rave, but Bernhard calls ABC's The Day After "a cartoon statement of what it's like to go through a holocaust." For music, she prefers Joan Jett's album Album. "I like her edge," Bern-hard says but pans the Flashdance sound track. "The songs stick in your head and you wake up singing them and want to kill someone." She blasts Billy Joel's Uptown Girl video, featuring Christie Brinkley, of whom Bernhard says, "She is vapid and can't dance." As a reader she flips over David McClintick's Hollywood exposé, Indecent Exposure, though "I have no business reading it because it shows how horrible this profession can be."

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