They look video, coldish and surgical most of the time.
With the render you described in the sky and so on.
But let's put things into a context.
If Chris films Michael talking about a camera for example,
What matters is that the image is detailled and neutral.
And clear audio.
Not the atmosphere of the scenery.
If you shoot certain type of fashion, you may want to have
On purpose limited DR, blowned highlights and strong
Saturation in the spirit of snapshots. audio is no important.
But if you shoot fashion for a brand product, advertising, you would
Need expensive set-up yes or yes handled by profesionals.
We should not underestimate the complexity of color grading
Also. Color artist is a real profession, full time and requires real
Skills and talent, just like editor. Experience.
So, when someone watches a final product, what is observed
Is all the chain involved. One weak point in the chain will
Have consequences. And as always like in life,
The good is generaly expensive.
A pair of quality shoes is not 50 but 300 at least.
What happens is that many times, the democratization
Of imagery allows what normaly is a set of 30 people
Highly skilled moving expensive machineries, to be reduced to
One guy who does it all. And it is quite amazing some
Results that can be acheived in this context.
But we can't ask for miracles.
As for a personal preferences, I like the digital Bolex render
As it seems that motion has been contaminated also by gear
Preocupations and the 4k saga and so on...we rarely read
What really matters, wich is not gear.
1) the context. The goal to acheive.
2) repérage (french word means to go on the terrain to find the right spots)
Never hear about that)
3) casting (the most important!!!) Did I say the most important?
4) stylist and make-up (even for objects)
5) the story to tell
6) who is cutting and who is colouring?
7) lightning, direction of photography
audio (one of the very important keypoint)
9) who is skilled to face and solve issues?
10) artistic decisions
You can verify that those points are missing big time
In most dedicated forums.