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Command and Control Directed by Robert Kenner Opens September 14 at Film Forum In the 1980s, psychiatrist Robert Lifton observed in Americans a kind of “psychic numbing” that had made them passively accepting of the existential specter of nuclear annihilation. This insight led to graphic expositions intended to force the public to rediscover nuclear horror reflected that dramatic films like Fail-Safe (1964) and The Bedford Incident (1965) had inspired nearly a generation earlier. Sober televised movies like...