The Decade At The Movies All Things Considered invited critic Bob Mondello to look back to the first decade of the 21st century and offer up some thoughts about the trends he saw. In these five conversations, he does just that.

When Walls Come Down: In Nine, Daniel Day-Lewis plays Guido Contini, a famous film director struggling with writer's block — and looking for inspiration in the assortment of women who have shaped his life. David James/Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Feel A Song Coming On? The Movie Musical Returns

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Mike Myers as Guru Pitka in The Love Guru Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Movies That Should Die With The Decade

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Meryl Streep plays Julia Child in writer-director Nora Ephron's Julie and Julia. Though Streep shines as Child, the film's rendering of blogger Julie Powell ultimately distracts. Jonathan Wenk hide caption

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Awful And Astounding Movie Accents Of The Decade

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Actor Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in 2009's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Movie Sequels: This Decade's Never-Ending Story

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Why You Love This Decade's Movie Villains

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