I agree with him to a degree. From a literal standpoint, of course they're cinema. But there's that common semantic distinction between "movie" and "film" people like to use, as if there's some universal objective checkbox out there defining the latter. It's kind of pompous - if not a little pretentious - obviously, but I do agree with the concept to a degree. And most comic moves don't pass all the criteria, save for Superman, Buton Bats, and Logan. I wouldn't even say the TDK trilogy passes the mark completely. But so what? Of those would-be checkboxes, I think the DCEU films fill in more blanks. But aside from WW and maybe Shazam, they're a shitty experience not worth a tenth of the price of admission of the MCU. Even Supes II might arguably be the better movie, but Lester just doesn't have the same 'cinematic eye' as Donner. This holds true for television, as well. While I think the DCW is - overall - the better product, the shows simply lack the artistry of Smallville, which could approach Buffyverse quality when it was on point. He really isn't. No American filmmaker's oeuvre presents a more complete education in film.