Despite having loved Love in the Time of Cholera as a 14-year-old girl, it is highly unlikely that I will go see the new film adaptation, with music by Shakira. Still, I read the Stephen Holden review in the Times today, and was reminded of one of my major film-related pet peeves. To wit:

"That intimate proximity of life and death, the looming sense of fate that pervades Latin American fiction and in particular Mr. Garc