The more it think about it the more I like the idea of minimalist film. Not to be confused with structuralist film. Alien, the Riddley Scott film is a prime example of minimalist filmmaking. The subject matter is gory and in a way flamboyant but the technique is stripped down of any unnecessary shots, making the film consisting of around 300 camera positions when other films have over 1500. The sane goes for Alejandro Jodieowsky and The Holy Mountain, again the subject matter is flamboyant but the technique is as simple and straightforward as possible.
I often feel as though certain sub-genres utilise minimalist filmmaking in the wrong way. Take observational filmmaking for an example. Many titles under this genre tend to be excruciatingly painful to watch. The reason is because the ideas of minimalist filmmaking and minimalist art have been morphed into one, to create a monster of boredom.