I've been reading this whole thread this morning during work and I wanna throw in my opinion, even though im not a professional or like those who have made legitimate technical posts.
I feel like cinema as its own art form has been lacking something for the last 17 years. That's not to say there hasn't been great films made but one has to assume that the rise in digital filmmaking has increased the amount of garbage made since its become easier to produce mass quantity of movies at a rapid rate and for much less than before.
Does shooting on film make a film better? In my opinion the limitations and certain preparations required for a shoot on film does put everyone on a higher level of attention, more excited for the outcome and actors tend to take things more seriously as well (learning lines, rehearsing, blocking) Does film look better than digital? Digital filmmaking has come a long way, sometimes I myself cant tell the difference if its been shot on film or not but that's very rare. Most of the time young filmmakers will spend a lot of time color grading their raw files to make it look like film, even kids taking pictures on their phones!
Digital filmmaking just looks way too clean, it needs layers upon layers to reach that look that film gives (and sometimes its not achievable) Television has changed, amazing filmmakers like Fincher, Scorsese, Campion have been making great television shows. It doesn't matter what format it was shot on, the best original material is coming out of television shows and that's why the quality of cinema is declining. Television is the new art house cinema. If cinema wants to survive it needs some sort of new wave or some sort of rebirth. Theres gonna come a time when people are gonna say enough with the marvel and star wars movies.