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Tradition is probably the strongest hold film has. Otherwise, it has a narrower depth of field because it has a larger "imager" (the 35mm film versus maybe 1 inch CCDs).
Many argue that film is organic too, not just numbers. Also, film has more luma latitude; it can record very bright stuff and dark stuff at the same time better than video.
There’s a few other things, but I think the majority is tradition.