Ethan Hawke is our greatest genre star because he commits to the work

There’s a moment in Sinister when Ethan Hawke peers into an attic and sees a gaggle of ghost children watching a Super 8 movie of Bughuul, a Babylonian pagan god. The edges of Hawke’s eyebrows arc up toward a crevice of distress that runs down his forehead. His eyes are wide, almost sad, as fear seems to push his mind…