mnementh explained it already, but it's not even necessary to have read up on the story of The Last of Us Part II to know that it isn't high quality movie level, because AAA games don't go beyond the depth of a popcorn movie. Whenever video game journalists go out of their way to portray video games as an art form, they usually get caught up in comparisons that make gamers come across as delusional to people outside of gaming. It's the completely wrong approach to garner broader acceptance.
Exactly. And I was happy that Jim so clearly spoke about it. Videogames are a different art medium as movies. Same as movies are different than books. Instead of trying to copy another medium of art in a new one, people should focus on exploring the strengths of the particular medium they use. Jim Sterling showed Undertale, Journey and Celeste as he spoke about different ways the medium should express itself as an art form.