Follow Friday – Reel History

Anything combining history and films is going to be a hit with me. Even given that I think that the Guardian’s reel history column is wonderful.

The historian Alex von Tunzelmann reviews films both for quality and historical accuracy, covering everything from biblical history to the origins of facebook. So if you want to know how realistic the chariot races in Ben Hur, what that elephant in Les Mis was about or quite how much tosh JFK is then this for you.

Tunzelmann even undertakes the unlikely task of assessing the accuracy of Iron Sky and X-Men: First Class

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