I watched Paper Moon a few days ago, from its recommendation in this book. It was actually a surprisingly easy watch. Has this great balance between sentimental old-timey movie and dark comedy, and the nine year-old lead was really great. It has an element of road-movie to it and, from what it looked like, I don't think it was filmed with back-projection. Certainly seemed a lot more realistic than other movies of its style. By the end, I was definitely committed to the characters, so I count that as a success. I'd recommend it just on the way it treads the line between cutesy and realistic.
I also saw Christopher Nolan's remake of Insomnia, which was very well done. Aside from how great the portrayal of morality felt, it's interesting to see that his direction didn't suffer from the increased budget in comparison to Memento. The editing and cinematography were well executed and, I felt, a lot more professional. I think the main stand out would have to be the sound-design, though. Really made me think about how much of an effect it makes when done right, especially in the thriller genre. Still, good to see, considering this is probably his least talked about movie.