It's called 'atmospheric lighting'. Which is odd because The Andromeda Strain proved that you can do 'dramatic' with painfully bright laboratory-level lighting.
Of course! Here I was thinking it was sloppy use of cliched images
It's up there with brilliantly lit helmet interiors and sound in space.
I wonder which was the first movie to introduce this? Alien? Outland? 2010 certainly had dimly limit interiors.