Film is not better than digital. Neither is digital better than film. They are different technologies and have different strengths and weaknesses. Which is better for you depends on what your photographic goals are.
I, for example, photograph mostly wildlife... birds in particular. So digital IS far better for me because I can:
A) Change the ISO without having to change film or carry multiple cameras, and
I can take hundreds of images in an outing and increase my chance of getting the perfect shot... if I tried this with a film camera it would cost me a fortune in film and developing.
When it comes to landscape photography, however, film still has it all over digital (I like Fujichrome Velvia and sometimes Ektachrome SW for Fall foliage). This advantage becomes even more apparent in the medium or large format but then of course you are talking about A LOT of money.
So saying film is better than digital (or visa vera) is like saying oil is better than watercolor for painting, or sculpting in clay is better than sculpting in marble. Different mediums for different artists.
Just my opinion (see my signature below)