Something like portra will capture a bigger range of brightness than any affordable digital. Sunny snow lit scenes you can have full shadow detail and full highlight detail. I mostly use DSLR for color, but film is good for effectively single-shot HDR even if it's scanned rather than optically printed; it's a capture medium. I also use film when I want the look of older equipment. No contemporary substitute for the output look of a 1950-ish rolleiflex with a tessar for example. The original problem with color negative films (which precluded their use by exacting amateurs and pros in some situations) was that almost nobody printed things perfectly. It's still true today with minilabs.