Maybe yes, maybe not.
To answer if something is “better” we need to define the criteria for judging. For example: is HD better for shooting interviews? Well, yes. The main advantage being the length of an HD tape load which will give your interviewee fewer interruptions.
Film may offer better image quality while HD will counteract with somewhat lower production cost. Setups for a film shoot will take less time while shooting on HD will allow your editor to start cutting the scene almost immediately after it was shot. The list goes on and on.
It is important to define the parameters of your production and then take a look at advantages or disadvantages of shooting tape vs. film.