it is interesting to go back to these movies ten years later and see which stand up.
sadly, i think magnolia as beautiful as it is doesn't stand up to what i originally thought, i just got finished watching it. it's kinda sloppy. when i first saw it i gave it an easy 10/10, stating that it was my favorite of his movies. now i think it's one of my least favorites with a solid 8/10. i think boogie nights and there will be blood are far superior.
the four movies that i think still stand up are toy story 2, eyes wide shut, the limey, and being john malchovich. with special note to BJM, i would say is not only the best of the year but firmly a contender for the decades' best film.